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Feature - Under The Sand
Zied Ben Romdhane
"Under the Sand documents the sand encroachment danger for villages in the south of Tunisia: Nouail, El Faouar, Es Sabria and Rjim Maatoug. In those villages, sand covers houses, roads and lands, which leads to serious damage to people’s homes and to agriculture — the only subsistence for the village's residents. The development of the dehydrated zone of Tunisia's south has always been one of the government’s major concerns since the independence of the country. The Tunisian government offers land, housing and agricultural advantages to incite nomads to settle in this territory. However, despite...

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Tunisia. Es Sabria. 16 December 2017.
A house transformed by...
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Tunisia. El Faouar. 7 April 2018.
A big dune of sand invading...
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Tunisia. Es Sabria. 8 April 2019.
Kids playing with pigeons.
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Tunsia. Es Sabria. 16 October 2018.
A palm farm recently funded...
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Tunsisia. Ghidma. 27January 2018.
Farmers prepare the palms for...
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Tunisia. Nouail. 8 July 2019.
A knight on his hourse during a...
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Tunisia. Nouail. 10 February 2018.
Sand reached the top part...
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Tunisia. Nouail. 9 July 2019.
Man waiting for the Nouail festival...
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Tunisia. Nouail. 16 December 2017.
The only part we can see from...
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Tunisia.El Faouar. 16 December 2017.
Boys playing on sand dunes....
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Tunisia. Nouail. 8 July 2019.
Two girls playing.
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Tunisia. El Faouar. 11 July 2019.
Sand reaching the roof of a...
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Tunisia. El Faouar. 16 October 2018.
A man leaving his house....
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Tunisia. El Faouar. 14 October 2018.
Kids playing with sand.
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Tunisia. Nouail. 7 April 2019.
A construction is taking place...
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Tunisia. Nouail. 7 April 2019.
Abdelhafidh, his son and gradson...
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Tunisia. Es Sabria. 11 February 2018.
A tap outside of a house...
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Tunisia. Es Sabria. 7 April 2018.
Masoud, 84 years old, was a...
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Tunisia. Nouail. 4 July 2019.
A tree surrounded by date baskets...
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Tunisia. Rjim Maatoug. 13 July 2019.
A little girl playing in...
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Tunisia. Nouail. 10 July 2019.
Abdelmajid’s house is filled with...
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Tunisia. El Faouar. 10 February 2018.
Houses in city El Faouar...
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Tunisia. El Faouar. 16 October 2018.
A portrait of a young man....
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Tunisia. Nouail. 9 July 2019.
Ali and his friend waiting for...
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Tunisia. Ghidma. 27 January 2018.
A man chilling in front of...
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Tunisia. Nouail. 3 July 2019.
Inside a house; filled with sand....
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Tunisia. Nouail. 7 April 2019.
Abdelhafidh and his grandson facing...
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Tunisia. El Faouar. 8 April 2018.
City Fawar, 630 km south of...
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