Climate, migration and the far-right Join All Things Considered for a project that examines how the ripples of climate change are radiating outward. Beginning in Senegal, we connect the dots between climate, migration and political extremism.
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Climate, migration and the far-right

How the ripples of climate change are radiating outward.

Serigne Mbaye, who was born in Senegal and is now a deputy in the Spanish General Assembly in Madrid, in the Lavapiés neighborhood in Madrid, Spain on October 19. Ricci Shryock for NPR hide caption

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How one man went from a migrant leaving Africa, to an elected official in Spain

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Mamadou Diop, 52, stands in front of the strawberry farms where he does seasonal work in Palos de la Frontera, Spain on October 16. Born in Senegal, Diop speaks more than five languages. He lives in makeshift housing near the farms, and he sends money back to his wife and children in Joal Fadiouth, Senegal. Ricci Shryock for NPR hide caption

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In the strawberry fields of Spain, migrants from Africa work in hope of a better life

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Four young men from Senegal sell bracelets in Madrid on October 20. Ricci Shryock for NPR hide caption

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The risks are high and the rewards low for the desperate manteros of Madrid

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Steven Khon Khon, of South Sudan, stands on the Spanish side of a four-layered fence dividing Nador, Morocco from Melilla, Spain on October 11. On June 24, Khon Khon and many others trying to get to Europe charged the fence. They were beaten back by Moroccan authorities. Dozens were killed. Khon Khon made it to Spain that day, but his brother remained stuck in Morocco. Ricci Shryock for NPR hide caption

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Dozens died trying to cross this fence into Europe in June. This man survived

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TK EPISODE IS ABOUT THE HILL IN Nador, Morocco ... IS THIS THE SAME HILL? IF NOT, I CAN USE ONE OF THOSE, THIS IS JUST NICER WITH THE VISIBLE BORDERMelilla, Spain (October 13, 2022) - A fence runs all around the land border that Melilla, Spain shares with Morocco. Ricci Shryock for NPR hide caption

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Officials have made Nador uninhabitable for migrants

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Sadio Konte Dior, 20, on the farm where he works outside of Dakar on October 4. He came to Senegal from Mali. On these small farms just outside of the capital, men and women who have migrated regionally grow lettuce and other vegetables. Ricci Shryock for NPR hide caption

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What a lettuce farm in Senegal reveals about climate-driven migration in Africa

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Babacar Niang, known as Matador, raps at a recording studio at one of Africulturban's facilities in Pikine, Senegal on April 26, 2018. Ricci Shryock for NPR hide caption

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How Senegal's artists are changing the system with a mic and spray paint

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Yaram Fall makes tea in her home in Guet N'dar, Senegal on October 6. She is the head of an economic interest group for women who preserve fish. She represents hundreds of Senegalese women who do her kind of work, and she discourages youth from taking the boat to Europe clandestinely. Ricci Shryock for NPR hide caption

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'Stay here, work here, succeed here': Why this Senegalese woman is against migration

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Mamadou Niang at his home in Gandiol, Senegal, on Oct. 6. Mamadou's father worked their family farmland until he died in 2006, and Mamadou would have liked to follow in his footsteps. But he can't, he says, because rising seas are pushing salt water into the fields. Ricci Shryock for NPR hide caption

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He has attempted the journey to Europe three times, and refuses to give up

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Pape Dieye in Guet N'dar, Senegal on October 7. Ricci Shryock for NPR hide caption

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People smugglers keep trying to recruit this boat captain. He keeps refusing

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Mamadou Thiam in Saint-Louis, Senegal on October 5. Ricci Shryock for NPR hide caption

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Saint-Louis is being swallowed by the sea. Residents are bracing for a new reality

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