Curator Selection / 2023 / /
Michele Camicia, Italy
Water is becoming an increasingly scarce resource for the population in the Horn of Africa. The region is in its fifth consecutive failed rainfall season and is now experiencing the impacts of one of the worst climate-induced emergencies of the past 60 years.
Millions of women and girls responsible for water collection have to walk longer distances to access water—in many instances, up to double or triple the distances they would walk before—exacerbating their potential exposure to gender-based violence and impacting their access to education and opportunities to study.