PHOTOGRAPHS BY STEFANO SERRA
Story by Sarah Haughn
Circle of Blue Reports
Perched between the sea and the desert, Israel and Palestine are facing more than five years of drought-like conditions. The summer of 2008 was particularly harsh, as drought engulfed much of the Middle East in one of the driest years on record.
Italian photographer Stefano Serra spent October of that year documenting the drought. Traveling through the West Bank, he photographed its effects on the region and its people.
Production by C.T. Pope, narrated by J. Carl Ganter. Find all of Serra’s work at his website. Italian-English translation provided by Donna Hart; translation voiced by C.T. Pope. Additional support for this article was provided by Brian Colby. For any additional information please contact circleofblue.org/contact. All photographs copyright Stefano Serra/Circle of Blue.
Circle of Blue’s east coast correspondent based in New York. He specializes on water conflict and the water-food-energy nexus. He previously worked as a political risk analyst covering equatorial Africa’s energy sector, and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa. Contact: Cody.Pope@circleofblue.org