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 Somali region of Ethiopia 11 February 2014. In Somali Region, water supply coverage is estimated at 59.7%, lower than the national average of 68.5%. The need for water supply normally increases in the dry season, especially at the time of drought such as in recent years. Donor agencies and NGOs are making efforts to improve the situation by constructing and repairing water supply facilities across the region, supplying water by water trucks 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 2 years ago when his father died and his family could no longer afford the school fees and materials. 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 ungle at Kobe Refugee Camp in Somali region of Ethiopia on Jun2 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 year before because of school closure 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 in 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 Tuesday 8 April, 2014. Families of the majority of her students are pastoralists and move with greener pasture for their livestock. Thus ABEC, Alternative Basic Education Center is crucial for the education for her and her family.
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Children jump in unisom at St. Kizito Orphanage in Bunia, Dr. Congo in December 2016,
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Pupils in 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 vaccine to Fasika as her mother Asnaku Saso folds her during a home visits in Gende Corba Village in Oromia State of Ethiopia 11 June 2013.
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Dr. Yomam Fantahun exams a patients during the Eye Camp held by 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 26 November 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 continuing insecurity, the number of new arrival has increased.
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Somali refugee Sumaiya talks about the importance of her education in Sheder Refugee Camp in Somali region of Ethiopia 18 September 2013.
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Youths herd their cows in Korem in Tigray region of Ethiopia 21 August, 2013. The Town of Korem once 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. He is a member Shindi Primary Cooperative. He used to sell his harvest at lower price, but now the cooperative pays the best price, and he has managed to earn enough money to build a new warehouse to store his harvest so he can sell it when the price is high. The cooperative participates in Purchase for Progress (P4P) by WFP. P4P in Ethiopia focuses on developing markets and helping farmers' cooperative members to produce more and market their crops so that they can engage more profitably and sustainably in markets.
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Refugee children engage in a traditional song and dance at Buramino Refugee Camp in Dolo Ado in Ethiopia Thursday, March 8, 2012.
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Somali refugee Nemha poses for a photo in a classroom at the secondly school in Sheder Refugee Camp in Somali region of Ethiopia 16 September 2013. All her family members were dead and she is living 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 Tuesday, January 18, 2011. She participated Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) by WFP for 3 years, and won an award in 2009 for her strong participation in PSNP. Divorced mother of one daughter, said that her land was degraded because she did not know how to care for it. But with the help of PSNP, she started using compost and planting of short variety crop to increase soil fertility. After her production increased, she managed to sell the seeds from her excess crops to a cooperative. With her new income, she bought livestock and two sewing machines which her daughter uses to run a sawing 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 poor rain 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 the armed group in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo.