Author: Debra Kahn

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…