Sacrifice zone: North Africa’s overlooked ecological crisis

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The United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, has forced world leaders to publicly state their supposed commitments to addressing the climate crisis. Despite the notable absence of some of those leaders from across the Arab world, the environmental problems impacting the MENA region are set to worsen in the years to come. “Those whose lives will be changed the most by climate change are the small farmers in the Nile Delta and rural areas in Morocco and Tunisia, the fisherfolk of Jerba and Kerkennah, the inhabitants of In Salah in Algeria, and the millions living in informal settlements …

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