Drought continues to threaten the lives of as many as 13 million people living in the Horn of Africa and many are struggling to continue their pastoral lifestyle. Photographer Alejandro Chaskielberg has been to the region for Oxfam who are are running a number of aid projects that offer long-term support to those in need

In pictures: Combating drought in the Horn of Africa

Photographer Alejandro Chaskielberg's pictures from the Horn of Africa where drought continues to devastate communities.

Horn of Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Somali Peninsula is located in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia.

Haile Selassie's reign as emperor of Ethiopia is the best known and perhaps most influential in the nation's history.

Rastafari movement - Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia, considered by Rastas to be Christ.

Hamar Women, Ethiopia

Natural Hamar women, Ethiopia - postcard image from work of Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher in a study of the women of the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia and the surrounding countries

One of the projects involves Oxfam working closely with mothers, helping them provide for their families by creating plots of land suitable for cultivation.

In pictures: Combating drought in the Horn of Africa

Combating drought in the Horn of Africa Credit : Alejandro Chaskielberg

The Osmanya writing script

The writing script transcribes the Somali language in its original alphabet and borrows heavily from Semitic writing scripts.

Record hunger in Horn of Africa pushes development banks to step in http://betiforexcom.livejournal.com/25158154.html  With a record-breaking 26.5 million people going hungry in the Horn of Africa, development banks are increasing their humanitarian funding to fill a gap left by traditional donors, a high-level mission said on Tuesday. Food rations for 7.8 million Ethiopians are due to run out in July due to funding shortages, while neighbouring Somalia is on the verge of its second famine…

Record hunger in Horn of Africa pushes development banks to step in

Alien looking umbrella-shaped “blood trees” are found only in Socotra, a four island archipelago in the Indian Ocean. Post: 7 Most Mysterious Places on Earth. via Hub Pages  (these trees would be so neat to see!!)

7 Most Mysterious Places on Earth

Dracaena cinnabari, the Socotra Dragon Tree or Dragon Blood Tree, is a Dragon Tree native to the Socotra archipelago in the Indian Ocean. It is so called due to the red sap that the trees produce. Dracaena Cinnabari by Jan Vandorpe.

Engraving of the 13th century Fakr ad-Din Mosque built by Fakr ad-Din, the first Sultan of the Sultanate of Mogadishu.

Somalia - century Fakr ad-Din mosque built by Fakr ad-Din, the first Sultan of the Mogadishu Sultanate.

Crisis in the horn of Africa #Infographic

The Horn of Africa underwent its worst drought for 60 years. Here's an infographic reminding people that the crisis in the Horn of Africa still requir

Fishermen-ALEJANDRO CHASKIELBERG

In pictures: Combating drought in the Horn of Africa

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