Farmers ride a donkey-cart past dead palm trees in Morocco's oasis of Skoura.
Amidst crack grounds and dry palm trees, Moroccan people deal with a drought that has grown to threaten many ancient oasis.
Electrician Abdeljalil spends most of his time between the cities of Marrakesh and Agadir.
"Our life isn't here anymore," the 37-year-old says.
He observes that the use of electric pumps and has contributed to the overexploitation of the groundwater.
Residents say they now need to dig down over 40 metres (130 feet) to find water, compared to seven to 10 metres (23-33 feet) in the 1980s.
Houkari laments the abandonment of traditional methods -- like the "khatarat" canal irrigation system -- that allowed water to be distributed "economically and rationally".
Using the pumps is also costly, Ahmed, the farmer complains.
'Very real' danger
According to Greenpeace, droughts have increased in frequency in Tunisia, Morocco, Syria and Algeria over the past decades, rising from once every five years to once every two years in Morocco.
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