Running out of water in northern Kenya: Amenia Abdalla waits in line six hours for 25 gallons of water which is expected to last 10 days for her family of eight

by IRIN News

Women que for water. Amina Abdalla, a 45-year-old mother of seven, lives in northern Kenya’s Marsabit District, where life is a daily struggle for scarce water and pasture. Abdalla’s family lives on about 10 litres (≈ 1 quart) of water per day, far below the 20-50 litres per person per day recommended by the UN.

Amina Abdalla, a 45-year-old mother of seven, lives in northern Kenya’s Marsabit District, where life is a daily struggle for scarce water and pasture.

Abdalla’s family lives on about 10 litres of water per day, far below the 20-50 litres per person per day recommended by the UN. She told IRIN/PlusNews about her daily struggle for water: