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3. I emailed my collegues at work yesterday informing them about #dropforthedrought and how they could help out. So this afternoon I received quite a large Amazon package which left me bemused because I knew I hadn't ordered anything- especially to my office. Nonetheless, I opened the package since it was addressed to me and was welcomed by boxes upon boxes of rehydration packs (one of the crucial items on the list). I knew which colleague it wad from instantly even though he hadn't left a real message, but I couldn't thank him as he wasn't at work today. It was such a wonderful surprise and I hadn't anticipated receiving any items so soon. You never know what you can expect from people if you just ask, so please tell all your friends , family and colleagues about this incredible opportunity to send essential items directly to the drought victims. You honestly never know! #dropforthedrought#randomactsofkindness#cholera#drought#somalia#somalifaces#diaspora
After a long summer and a devastating #drought, the first rains are finally reaching our #Geometric#Tortoise preserve in South Africa. Researcher, Dr. Jim Juvik, helped some of the animals by creating a small puddle with a plastic bag, much to the delight of tortoise #31. This old female from our study site drank for over 10 minutes!
Right now, East #Africa is suffering from a major #drought, affecting about five different countries. Not only are the #Somalis parched with thirst for living water, but they are literally parched with thirst for physical water as well. Their cattle are dying, their access to water is decreasing, and their despair grows daily. The long term solution is Jesus, but the short term solution is provision of food and water. If you would like to give financially to help with relief efforts on the ground, please go to: http://bit.ly/2qaLtD3 #AGMD#AGWMAfrica#worldviewmag#famine
Um dos principais meio de transporte do brejo.
O Bréjo tem um significado muito especial no imaginário do sertanejo. Eh um lugar onde a escassez de agua nao é problema. Eh um local onde tradicionalmente se produz a famosa cachaça brejeira, um simbolo da região. A populaçao do bréjo vive dois momentos distintos durante o ano: no inverno, periodo de chuva, se deslocam ate as veredas (terras mais altas de vegetacao da caatinga), onde podem plantar alimentos que crescem melhor na caatinga molhada, como feijao, mandioca, milho…No periodo da seca, voltam ao Bréjo trazendo o que plantaram para servir de alimento para o resto do ano. De volta ao Bréjo, os principais cultivos eh a cana, para a cachaça e rapadura, e o arroz. Apesar do dificl acesso para se chegar, ou sair, do Bréjo, e apesar do seu isolamento geográfico, a vida no Bréjo parece ser menos árdua que a do sertão da caatinga.
One of the main ways of transportation in the marshland.
The Bréjo/Marshland has a very special place in the mind of the people of Sertao. It’s a place where the shortage of water is not the problem. It is a place where there is the production of the famous cachaça brejeira, a symbol of the region. The population of the brejos lives two different seasons during the year: in the winter, the rainy period, they move up to the veredas (higher lands with the caatinga vegetation), where they can plant foods that grow best in wet caatinga, such as beans, cassava, corn… In the period of drought, they return to Brejo bringing what they planted to serve as food for the rest of the year. Back to the Brejo, in the period of drought, the main plantations are sugarcane for cachaça and brown sugar as well as rice.
Despite the difficult access to reach, or get, out of the Brejo, and despite its geographical isolation, life in it seems to be less arduous than the hinterland of the caatinga. .