Not that long ago, Eglass Ag Amougadant
was a well-off shepherd owning hundreds of sheep and goats and dozens of
cows, camels and donkeys.
Now all his animals have gone. One by
one they've been killed off by droughts, leaving Eglass facing old age
surrounded by a desert of uncertainty.
'I do not have even a single chicken
now,' says the 72-year-old from the Timbuktu region of Mali.
Over the years the harsh climate has
taken its toll on the lives of Eglass, his 65-year-old wife Zikra and their
The latest drought affecting the family,