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 the Borana tradition, there is a specific hierarchy for accessing the water: priority is given to the horses, then the calfs, then women, then cows, and finally the camels. Goats and sheep get access to the water anytime. But with the drought, everybody rushes to any point of water.
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