A Land Without Water

A Land Without Water Inner Mongolia is one of China's driest regions. Now global warming has pushed the region to the state of collapse. Village communities have started fighting over water and the government has had to intervene.
The Mongolian government has imposed a program moving entire communities from struggling settlements to purpose built 'migration villages'. Although villagers now have houses with running water for the first time, they have had to sacrifice their land. Former farmers have to rent land from the state and are struggling for a livelihood. "For a farmer to not have land... I don't know what to say". Local ecologists support the program believing; "there is no other alternative". But some older villagers are refusing to leave their homes. "We don't want to move. We just want to stay here and wait to die".

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