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Rain is the salvation

I live a region with many rivers. It's great to be around a lot of water.  After visiting the arid region of our country, I realized that people there cherish every drop of water. 

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Water is life!

“The rains! The rains are coming!” I was making sure our herd of goats was safe when I heard my younger brother calling from the hill above our village. My father had sent him there weeks ago, when we expected the rains to arrive quickly. My name is Ali and I live in Sudan. In my country, it only rains for a short time every year, so rain is very important for us. We may live in a very dry country, but that does not mean that we can live without water!

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Rain on the surface of the sea

People came stampeding from the boardwalk - some slowly, others more rushed (after all, storms are not very secure). My family was at home and when the rain began to fall – it was loud, noisy and burly. Me and a family friend looked at each other and I said: Let’s bathe in the rain and go into the sea, because it will be warm.

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Tornado on the soccer field!

The longer the game went on, the darker the sky grew. Thunderstorms can blow in quickly during summer days where I live, but even so, we were surprised at how soon the first raindrops fell. By half-time, it was pouring, and lightning was so close to our field that the referee stopped the game temporarily.

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Swimming to school?

Hello from the Netherlands! My name is Annie, and I live in Katwijk. My country is very flat. It is also very low – in some places, if it were not for the high dykes keeping the sea out, the land would be underwater!

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Life…Bucket by Bucket!

Hello! My name is Keïssa and I live in Mali. Sometimes, I feel as though I was born with a bucket on my head. Ever since I was a little girl, I have drawn water from the well in our village. But not in the last few months because our well has dried up!

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El Niño – A little boy causing a lot of problems!

The streets were empty, and the sky was clouding over. It must have been at least 40°C in the shade! I got home and immediately my dad started yelling at me, “Where have you been? As if you did not know what was happening!” I replied, “What happened, dad?”

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