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PHOTO GALLERY: Sudanese seasonal lifeline Gash River drying up




Vehicles drive over a bridge crossing the Gash River, a seasonal lifeline that people rely on for agriculture and drinking, as it begins it s flow through Kassala State, some 600 kilometres from Sudanese capital Khartoum on June 6, 2024. AFP

A child splashes water in the Gash River, a seasonal lifeline that people rely on for agriculture and drinking, as it begins it s flow through Kassala State, some 600 kilometers from Sudanese capital Khartoum on June 6, 2024. The river which rising in southern Eritrea s Ethiopian Plateau ends up in the flat delta within northeastern Sudan to lose itself in the desert. Facing the challenges of climate change and desertification, efforts are being made to maintain its sustainability. AFP

A man shades his eyes as he looks at the low waters of the Gash River, a seasonal lifeline that people rely on for agriculture and drinking, as it begins it s flow through Kassala State, some 600 kilometres from Sudanese capital Khartoum on June 6, 2024. The river which rising in southern Eritrea s Ethiopian Plateau ends up in the flat delta within northeastern Sudan to lose itself in the desert. Facing the challenges of climate change and desertification, efforts are being made to maintain its sustainability. AFP

A man squats near the trickle of water of the Gash River, a seasonal lifeline that people rely on for agriculture and drinking, as it begins it s flow through Kassala State, some 600 kilometres from Sudanese capital Khartoum on June 6, 2024. The river which rising in southern Eritrea s Ethiopian Plateau ends up in the flat delta within northeastern Sudan to lose itself in the desert. Facing the challenges of climate change and desertification, efforts are being made to maintain its sustainability. AFP

Children play in the waters of the Gash River, a seasonal lifeline that people rely on for agriculture and drinking, as it begins it s flow through Kassala State, some 600 kilometres from Sudanese capital Khartoum on June 6, 2024. AFP