A mother and her child walk to get water, pumped by hand from a well in Mondo, 2012. Unicef estimates that 127,000 children under 5 years of age, in Chad's Sahel belt will require lifesaving treatment for severe acute malnutrition this year - by Ben Curtis, UK
LightBox has compiled this yearbook for literally picking a photo for each day of this astonishing year. It is a remarkable memorial to its high and low points, to agony and to exhilaration. But let the pictures speak for themselves.
Chadian men and boys use a donkey to pull up water, (the quality of which is only suitable for animals to drink) from a well which took twenty men a week to dig by hand, in a wadi near Tchyllah, a desert village in the Sahel belt of Chad, April 19, 2012. (Ben Curtis/Associated Press) #