A young boy tries to help his donkey to go up a steep sandy bank after fetching water at Shebele River in Gode Town in the Somali region of Ethiopia, 11 February 2014. In the region, water supply coverage is estimated at 59%, lower than the national average of 68%. The need for water increases in the dry season, especially during the recent droughts. Donor agencies and NGOs are making efforts to improve the situation by constructing and repairing water supply facilities across the region, supplying water by truck during chronic shortages, but the supply is still significantly below the demand.
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Bereket Wolde, 11, one of 7 siblings, dropped out of 2nd grade two years ago when his father died and his family could no longer afford the school fees. Now back at school with a program funded by Geneva Global, he thinks education is very important because his older brother got his job with the government because he got education. He wants to be a government employee like his older brother.
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Issak is being united with his aunt and uncle at Kobe Refugee Camp in Somali region of Ethiopia on June 14 2012. He left his family in the Bay region of Somalia and decided to come to Kobe Camp where his relatives were, making the treacherous journey all alone because he wanted to go to school. He only attended one month of school the previous year because of school closures due to insecurity and drought in the region. When he was in the arms of his aunt, he finally smiled, giving a sigh of relief.
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Two friends on a break at Abobo Woreda 1st and 2nd Cycle Primary School in Abobo, Gambella State of Ethiopia 30 August 2013.
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Bizuye Solomon, 26, teaches at Alula ABEC (Alternative Basic Education Center) for children of pastoralist in Afar region of Ethiopia, April 8, 2014. Families of the majority of her students are pastoralists and move with greener pasture for their livestock. The ABEC is crucial for education in the area.
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Children jump in unisom at St. Kizito Orphanage in Bunia, DR Congo, December 2016.
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Pupils dodge a sudden downpour in Moroto, Eastern Uganda 2016.
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Children play near Kitmbile Health Post in Jimma Zone, Oromia State, Ethiopia, 27 August 2013.
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With the help of a pregnant woman, health extension workers Achang Objo, left, and Abang Obang, give a live demonstration of the proper use of mosquito net to the residents of Itang Woreda in Gambella State of Ethiopia, 29 August 2013.
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Shewangezhew Moges, a health extension worker, gives a vaccine to Fasika as her mother Asnaku Saso holds her during a home visits in Gende Corba Village in Oromia State of Ethiopia, June 11, 2013.
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Dr. Yomam Fantahun exams a patients during an eye camp held by the Himalayan Cataract Project at Quiha Zonal Hospital in Mekele, Ethiopia, February 25, 2013.
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A fashion trend is evident at Oda Aniso Primary School in Oromia Region of Ethiopia, November 26, 2013.
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Newly arrived from Somalia, Hafso Mohamed Aden, 6, middle, with her mother Habibo Aden Hassan, 20, and her family make their way at Burumino refugee camp in Ethiopia on their arrival June 13, 2012. Due to poor rain and insecurity, the number of new arrival continued to increase.
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Somali refugee Sumaiya talks about the importance of her education in Sheder Refugee Camp in Somali region of Ethiopia, September 28, 2013.
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Youths herd their cows in Korem in the Tigray region of Ethiopia 21 August, 2013. The Town of Korem was the epicenter of 1984 Ethiopian Famine.
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Negbaru Meheret, 42, poses for a photo with his daughters and newly-built warehouse in Womburma Village in Amhara region of Ethiopia, January 21, 2011. As a member Shindi Primary Cooperative, he used to sell his crop at at a loss, but now the cooperative pays better prices, so he managed to earn enough money to build a new warehouse to store his harvest to sell at a profit. The cooperative participates in Purchase for Progress (P4P) by the World Food Program (WFP), which in Ethiopia focuses on developing new markets and helping farmers' profitability and sustainability.
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Children engage in a traditional song and dance at Buramino Refugee Camp in Dolo Ado in Ethiopia, March 8, 2012.
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Somali refugee Nemha poses for a photo in a classroom at the secondary school in Sheder Refugee Camp in Somali region of Ethiopia, 16 September 2013. All her family members were dead and she lives with other females in a camp.
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Triye Hussen, 35, at a sewing shop with her daughter Zeritu Hussen, 18, in Mender Village in Amhara region of Ethiopia, January 18, 2011. She participated in the Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) by World Food Program (WFP) for 3 years, and won an award for her strong participation in PSNP in 2009. The divorced mother said that her land was degraded because she did not know how to care for it. With the help of PSNP, she started using compost and new planting strategies to maintain earth fertility. After production increased, she managed to sell the seeds from her excess crops to a cooperative. With the new income, she bought livestock and two sewing machines which her daughter uses to run a sewing shop.
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Newly arrived from Somalia, Hafso Mohamed Aden, 6, with her mother Habibo Aden Hassan, 20, studies her new home at Burumino refugee camp in Ethiopia on their arrival June 13, 2012. Due to low rainfall and continuing insecurity, the number of new arrival has increased.
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Children look on UN peacekeepers arrive in the area controlled by an armed group in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo.