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The following photos and those on the main page have been taken and kindly shared with us by the Swiss photographer Flurina Rothenberger. They are part of her project “Dakar ne dort pas… Dakar se noie” that won the Greenpeace Photo Award and was exhibited at the Coalmine Gallery in Winterthur (Switzerland) in 2014.

In order to show how people in urban Senegal deal with the water masses of the yearly wet season, “l’hivernage”, she spent long periods in Thiaroye, Diacksao und Pikine, areas within greater Dakar that belong to those most affected by flooding. The photos depict the complexity of the interlinked social, ecological and economic factors that contribute to the situation in those urban areas – and show the wish for a stable and secure home – a deeply human feeling.