How to get a camel into the water?
Imagine you have a river to cross, and a camel to take with you. How would you do it? Take a couple of minutes to think what you would use and what the whole process would look like. (Remember that sand-loving camels hate getting into water!)
Now watch this video- Camel vs Man: Crossing Rivers- and see how pastoralists in Afar (Ethiopia) do this.
The video shows the number of people and the effort it takes to take just one camel across. Imagine what it must look like when a whole pastoral community is on the move with their livestock (as they do several times a year) and a river flows across their way (as is often the case).
Do you have any ideas how this could be made easier for the Afar pastoralists? Comment below the video, or write back to us on firstname.lastname@example.org