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  • Desert camp

    Posted by Brian Jones

    12 April 2004 – descamp (43k image)

    This is an example of a desert camp that has become a de facto village after years of continuous occupation. You can see the sand, which is in stark contrast with the other type of desert which is around in the area. The tents are owned by people who left their villages as the drought crisis continued year after year. The camp is not too far from the town of Nushki and many people are involved in some form of waged labour, which allows them to eke out a living.

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