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Water crisis in the Azawak of West Africa

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Development organization AMMAN IMMAN: WATER IS LIFE builds permanent sources of water in the Azawak of West Africa. The Azawak, home to half a million people, suffers from water scarcity. During the rainy season, which lasts only between one and three months, people drink from marshes. When these dry up, they have to travel long distances to find water.People are dying, not just from drinking dirty water, but because they have no water to drink.This film tells the story of the people of the Azawak, depicting their struggle to obtain water. The film shows how their quality of life depends of the mercy of the environment; whether they live or die depends on the rain. With a shorter and shorter rainy season, finding water becomes more and more difficult. More and more people are dying.This is a story that development organization Amman Imman: Water is Life intends to change by constructing water sources that meet the people's basic needs.More info: Amman ImmanProduced by:Year:Language:

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