20 August 2005

Dinka Water

Would you take a sip of water from the pond above? I don’t think so. During the dry season this is the drinking water of the Dinka Tribe in South Sudan. The Dinka are inhabiting the swamplands of the Bahr El Ghazal region, They number around 2 million people, constituting about 5% of the population of the entire Sudan, and the largest Ethnic tribe in Southern Sudan. The Dinka whole existence focuses on their rivers and pasture, in the spirits they believe inhabit the grassland, and in their cattle.

In the picture above some Dinka children standing in the dry river Lol, hoping to get some water for their survival. The drinking water conditions in many African countries are so bad that http://www.concern.net/ has a proposal for various water projects across Africa.

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