Photographer: Khalid Bencherif
Title: How Climate Change Turned This Moroccan Village Into a Ghost Town
Location: Es-Sfalat Tafilalet oasis in Morocco
Period: 08/2021 - 09/2021
Category: Environment

The photographs are part of an investigative report about Climate Change's impact on the Tafilalet oasis community in the southeast of Morocco. These photos show how drought induced by climate change leads to mass environmental migration from the Tafilalet region, presenting the Abandoned village of Zaouiet Melaykhaf, as an example.

- The link to the story: https://inthesetimes.com/article/morocco-oasis-es-sfalat-tafilalet-abandoned-village-climate-change-ghost-town



Zaouiet Melaykhaf village Gate

The Gate of the Abandoned village of Zaouiet Melaykhaf in the oasis of Es-Sfalat Tafilalet Morocco

Spider's nest on the dry valley

Spiderwebs span a dry area once filled with water showing the impacts of drought in the Batha area of the Ziz Valley in Morocco s Es-Sfalat Tafilalet oasis region

Zaouiet Melaykhaf Village

The abandoned village of Zaouiet Melaykhaf in the oasis of Es-Sfalat Tafilalet Morocco

The dilapidated building

A dilapidated building in an abandoned village in Morocco s Es-Sfalat Tafilalet oasis Morocco

Ruins of village

The Abandoned village of Zaouiet Melaykhaf in the oasis of Es-Safla Tafilalet Morocco