El Niño, The Burden of Women
Ethiopia currently faces its worst drought and humanitarian crisis in 50 years. For the second consecutive year, rains have failed to materialise, eastern Ethiopia being the worst affected. During this massive drought, the women endure the hard task of finding water and food for their families. They walk 3 to 12 hours a day under the burning sun to find water, filling plastic barrels and carrying them back. Because of this El Nino phenomenon, the impact on the harvest affects over ten million people in need of food aid, including almost 6 million children.