Dharshie Wissah from Kakamega in Kenya took this picture and won the 2019 CIWEM environmental photographer of the year prize (category: water, equality and sustainability).
It is a shocking image for most people around the world.
The picture shows a young boy drinking dirty water due to the lack of water points in the area caused by deforestation. Lack of clean water greatly increases the risk of diarrhoeal diseases such as cholera, typhoid fever and dysentery, and other water-borne tropical diseases.
When are most of our leaders finally going to realize that they belong to the wrong family?
The “war family” has been damaging our planet for ages.
Through violence of all sorts it has dominated the “peace family”. It has caused the destruction of millions of lives and of billions worth of Nature and infrastructure.
Time to change mentality and to transform Earth into the home for all instead of into the home for a few – always having to fear that home might be destroyed as well.