Its been a week since the last rain fell in Nouakchott, the city is in a pitiful state. Many of the city neighbourhoods were built in areas lower than the sea level. The trucks that are going around to drain the water are seeing how the water keeps coming up from the underground.
This amazing set of images seen from the sky, taken by the collective "en haut" using a kite can give you an idea of the disaster.
People I know have had to leave their homes and neighborhoods because of the water. Even the ones that didn't suffer during the rain fall have been forced to leave as the water is now coming from the underground due to a saturted water table.
All kind of theories are going around about what's causing this and of the imminent disparition of the city in the years to come.
The biggest problem at the moment is were are all the people left homeless going to live? No one as answers to that.
What is going to come out of those stagnant waters ? Mosquito's are already breeding by millions and are the big talk of the city. Let's hope it doesn't go further than that....