Italian photojournalist Marco Gualazzini of the Contrasto agency was awarded the 2019 World Press Photo award for environment, stories, for his reportage on the humanitarian crisis underway in the Chad Basin as a result of massive desertification. Among the consequences are the jihadist group Boko Haram exploiting the hardship and hunger. Charged with symbolism, this particular image from the series was also a finalist for World Press Photo of the Year.




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