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Drought in the horn of Africa

In 2006, five countries in East Africa suffered their worst drought in over a decade. Years of low rainfall in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti were exacerbated by the almost complete failure of the rainy season expected at the end of 2005. The already marginal existence of millions of nomadic pastoral farming families was put under severe threat, with an estimated 70% of the cattle stock having been lost.

Dieter Telemans photographed the effects of the drought in Kenya and Ethiopia as part of his long term project on the fragility of the world's water resources.
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