DROUGHT IN ETHIOPIA
The Borana tribe, part of Oromo people who make up around a third of the Ethiopian population, is suffering from drought for months. Cows are dying, meanwhile many people are complaining the lack of support from the government, thus generating massive uprisings, repressions and killing hundreds of protesters.
Borana live in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia with a population of 500,000. They are semi pastoralists. Their life depends on their livestock, which are their only wealth. Their cattle are used in sacrifices and also as dowry or to pay legal fines. For one year, there has been no rain and more than 15,000 cows have died in Ethiopia.
Photo shows: In Borana culture, mutual aid is the key: those whose cattle are hit by drought will be supported and get free cows from those whose cattle are saved. But nowadays all the areas are under drought: no one can help anybody.
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