Showing posts from April 6, 2008

Water Wars In Ethiopia

NASA Earth Observatory:Natural Hazards/Drought In Ethiopia

Eighty percent of Ethiopia's livelihood lies in agriculture. Without enough rainfall to grow crops, people will die. As this video shows, climate change is now being noted as one of the causes of the pervasive drought Ethiopia is experiencing currently. This is just one example of how our actions effect people across the world. The UN calls for aid and yet, these people have suffered with this drought for years. Where is it going? Why do these people still suffer? Where is their hope?

Water Partners International In Ethiopia

The need for water and sanitation in Ethiopia is severe. Only 22% of the population has access to an improved water supply, and only 13% of the population has access to adequate sanitation services. In rural areas, these numbers drop even further.

Organizations like Water Partners International are doing good things in places like Ethiopia to bring water and hope to those who need it most.