2010 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, 2nd prize

Stefano De Luigi

VII Network for Le Monde Magazine

09 October, 2009

A giraffe killed by drought lies in a dry river bed in Wajir, northeastern Kenya in September. Wet-season rains in the region had failed completely for three years running. Many natural water sources had dried up and even the more resilient animals such as elephants and giraffes were dying, alongside those more susceptible to water-shortage. The drought also caused immense suffering among nomadic pastoralists in the area, as their herds were decimated.

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Stefano De Luigi

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