, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 63–70

Surviving in the periphery of the town — the living conditions of sahelian drought refugees in Mopti (Republic of Mali)

  • Krings Thomas 

DOI: 10.1007/BF02484698

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Krings, T. GeoJournal (1987) 14: 63. doi:10.1007/BF02484698


This article intends to describe the social situation and living conditions of the drought refugees living in the periphery of Mopti. The complex phenomenon of ‘poverty’ and of social discrimination is explained by different indicators (kind of ‘informal economy’, kind of dwelling, composition of food, hygienic situation). In contemporary Africa hunger has become a problem of those people who have lost their original social and economic roots. This holds expecially true for the drought refugees. The transformation of nomads and peasants into proletarian and dependent outcasts will be demonstrated.

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Krings Thomas 
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Geogr.Free University of BerlinBerlin 41Germany

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