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Reference : V-P-IL-E-04058
Date : 15/08/2021
Caption : Jordan Valley. Portrait of a Bedouin. "The Jordan Valley suffers from desertification, lack of rainwater, and the drying up of water springs. There were eleven springs in the past and most of them have dried up, whether due to climate change or settlement expansion in the area", he explains.
Photographer : BADARNEH, Alaa
Keyword : PORTRAIT
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, article, 18.08.2021.
"One of the greatest challenges Palestinians face in the occupied Palestinian territories is climate change. Several climate-change trends are expected to intensify throughout the West Bank in the coming years. These include uneven rainfall distribution, a decrease in natural grazing areas and vegetation cover, droughts, and extreme weather conditions. The residents of the Jordan Valley suffer from lack of water, affecting crops and livestock, their only sources of livelihood, not to mention that they themselves cannot survive without drinkable water. Furthermore, they face restrictions on water access, imposed by the settlement expansion in the area.
The ICRC is striving to develop special programs to support these communities and help them adapt to climate change by seeking sustainable alternatives. This ensures that people affected by climate change and conflict as well as environmental degradations receive the support they need to adapt to crises."
Original material : digital
Resolution : 6720x4480
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour