Collecting clean drinking water in Ethiopia. A new report by the World Resources Institute offers a stark new account of the scale of the threat posed by unsafe and unaffordable water to public health and the economy in the Global South’s quickly-expanding urban centers.
(Photo by Cate Turton / Department for International Development) Photo used under CC BY
Members of the Karo tribe in Korcho Village, Omo Valley, Ethiopia in April 2015. A dam built with Chinese money stopped the Omo River in southern Ethiopia from flooding, rupturing the fragile ecosystem on which the valley’s tribes depend.
(Photo by Alfred Weidinger) Photo used under CC BY
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