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At a ceremony to honor the death of an important figure in their community who had been an immigrant in Europe, youths discuss jobs, opportunities and the option of emigrating to larger cities or abroad in search of a better future. Geographic isolation, evolving lifestyles, lack of employment and climate change have contributed to a rural exodus as many youths seek work in urban areas or attempt to reach Europe in hopes of finding work and better opportunities. Canchungo, Guinea Bissau. 11/04/2016.
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Climate Change in West Africa
At a ceremony to honor the death of an important figure in their community who had been an immigrant in Europe, youths discuss jobs, opportunities and the option of emigrating to larger cities or abroad in search of a better future. Geographic isolation, evolving lifestyles, lack of employment and climate change have contributed to a rural exodus as many youths seek work in urban areas or attempt to reach Europe in hopes of finding work and better opportunities. Canchungo, Guinea Bissau. 11/04/2016.