Access via 4-wheel drive or chartered flight into a dirt strip at Omorate
This image was taken for No Water No LifeÂ®, an organization documenting the Omo River Basin and 5 others in Africa and North America to raise the awareness of the value and vulnerability of our freshwater resources.
This young Dassenech boy wishes for enough wood for fuel and building and enough water from the Omo River to sustain his familyâ€™s farming and livestock. It seems simple enough, but dams and commercial cotton farming will threaten his tribeâ€™s lifestyle. They will probably be forced to move to arid areas and end up standing in international food aid lines.