Sehel Region of Africa
A slow killer, drought has killed more than 100,000 people in a ten year span from 1972 through 1984. The Sehel region of Africa borders the Sahara Desert and spreads across northern Africa. With diminished wetlands and severe drought, anyone living there is subjected to dehydration and starvation, due to the inability to grow crops under such conditions. Human exploitation of the water in the are is to blame for the risk of future instances of mass death.