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Health, Food Security, and Nutrition

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Ariane discusses climate change

How does climate change affect security?

What impact does global warming have on people’s lives? In the desertic Azawak region of Niger and Mali, the rains have drastically decreased. In this interview, Ariane Kirtley, founder and director of Amman Imman: Water is Life, discusses how, in areas already plagued by very difficult geopolitical situations, climate change affects people’s safety.  Ariane speaks with journalist Armelle Charrier of France 24 on the show L’Entretien about the adverse affects of global warming and water…

Celebration!

Before a borehole officially opens Amman Imman tests the pump. People travel for miles to splash in the cool water and wash their clothes; even the animals quench their thirst. Pumping trials are a time of great celebration. Avant l’ouverture officielle d’un puits de forage, Amman Imman teste la pompe. Le gens parcourent des kilomètres pour s’éclabousser dans l’eau fraîche et laver leurs vêtements. Même les animaux étanchent leur soif. La mise à l’épreuve d’une…

Invitation à mon exposition photo à Paris

Invitation à mon exposition photo à Paris

Invitation à mon exposition photo à Paris Vous êtes invités au vernissage de mon exposition sur le thème des peuples nomades du Niger, leur résilience et leur survie dans un contexte de pénurie d’eau accrue et de changement climatique.  Je partage la salle avec un autre photographe, Dani Ploeger, qui présentera son travail sur les déchets informatiques.  Le vernissage se tiendra à 18 :30 la soirée du vendredi 17 novembre à la galerie le 100ecs , 100 rue…

children digging in marsh

Resiliency

In this photo, taken in 2005, young Malik, Soutout, and Sadeya were digging for water in a drying seasonal marsh.  The children played and sang as we walked the twelve miles from their home to the marsh, carefree and relieved to conduct this “short” water errand.  The rains had filled up the marshes, and for a few months — as long as the water did not completely evaporate — they would not have to undertake…

Tuareg woman drinking camel milk

Amman Imman, Arr Issudar

Discovering the Azawak The Tuaregs have a saying, and it begins with “Amman Imman, Arr Issudar” (Water is Life, Milk is Hope). Of course, I had heard the saying “water is life” time and time again before traveling to the Azawak of Niger.  But only when I witnessed children walking all day long, every single day, desperately searching for water did I truly understand the reality of the concept.  They were not looking for clean…