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« Le temps presse » : Changements climatiques et menaces sur l’environnement dans le comté de Turkana, au Kenya

A dirt road in Turkana County, Kenya. Turkana County and the eastern shores of Lake Turkana is globally renowned as the cradle of mankind: archeologists have found the oldest ancestors to modern humans in the region. However, today, Turkana County is home to a rapidly growing population that is among the poorest in Kenya and is facing increasing difficulty in accessing water, food, health and security. The County has long experienced periods of cyclical drought, but new climate patterns, combined with threats to Lake Turkana from hydroelectric and irrigation projects in Ethiopia, present immediate and long-term dangers to the lake and to the growing number of people who depend on it for survival. 

© 2014 Brent Stirton/Reportage by Getty Images for Human Rights Watch

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