Manichey Albi with his family at his home in Marawi, Ethiopia. Manichey has 5 kids and one wife.
Credit: Ben Solomon

A dam planned by Ethiopia would end Egypt's historical dominance over the Nile, threatening the country's ability to feed its people.

  • Farmers from Marawi, Ethiopia cross the Blue Nile to get to work.
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  • Manichey Albi, a farmer from Marawi, Ethiopia crosses one of his barren fields on his way home.
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  • Manichey Albi's wife and daughter prepare dinner at their home.
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  • The Koka dam is a network of water channels spread around Marawi, Ethiopia providing rainwater for farmers.
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  • A group of farmers in Marawi, Ethiopia take a break from work at a Koka water channel.
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  • Manichey Albi with his family at his home in Marawi, Ethiopia. Manichey has 5 kids and one wife.
    Credit: Ben Solomon
  • Manichey Albi gives his youngest son a drink of water from his cup. Most of the fresh drinking water comes from the Koka water networks.
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  • Manichey's oldest son sleeps next to the family's barley harvest inside their family's hut. The family of 6 sleeps together in one small room.
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  • A farmer takes water from a Blue Nile channel to water his plants north of Bahar Dar, Ethiopia.
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  • Farmers walk home next to a barren field north of Bahar Dar, Ethiopia.
    Credit: Ben Solomon
  • A farmer washes his head with water from the Blue Nile, north of Bahar Dar, Ethiopia.
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  • Farmers from Marawi, Ethiopia cross the Blue Nile to get to work.
    Credit: Ben Solomon

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