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Return Water To Ethiopian Tribes
Miyamoto Relief is working with Omo Valley tribes to raise much-needed funds to secure, install and maintain a solar-powered irrigation system that will support the development of community farms. We ask you to support the tribes in their struggle to gain back their livelihoods and return to self-sufficiency by helping us implement a simple and sustainable technical solution that will save lives.
For millennia, indigenous tribes in the Omo Valley, Ethiopia relied on seasonal flooding of the Omo River for food, livelihoods and cultural traditions. Tribes were self-sufficient and self-sustaining until 2015, when several massive hydroelectric dams built upstream cut off the water supply and began deteriorating food and water security for the 200,000 people living there. Compounded also by the issue of reduced annual rainfall, there is an ever-growing danger of these indigenous tribes and their traditions being lost forever.
Ethiopia's Omo Valley Tribes
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