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COVID-19: This is how a lack of tourism is impacting Kenya's Maasai

The pandemic's impact on tourism is having a major impact on the Maasai. Image: REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

Nita Bhalla

Journalist, Thomson Reuters Foundation

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A Maasai woman queues for food aid in Nashulai Maasai Conservancy in Narok county, Kenya on July 14, 2020. Image: THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Nita Bhalla
A Maasai woman waits for food aid. Image: THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Nita Bhalla
Maasai herders with their livestock. Image: THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Nita Bhalla
The Maasai Mara reserve. Image: Mara Conservancies
Nelson Ole Reiyia, founder of the Nashulai Maasai Conservancy, hands out food to community members at conservancy in Narok county, Kenya on July 14, 2020. Image: THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Nita Bhalla
Zebra and Thomson's gazelle graze in the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Image: THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Nita Bhalla
A Maasai woman awaits food aid. Image: THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Nita Bhalla
Residents of Ewang'an village in Narok county, Kenya on July 14, 2020. Image: THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Nita Bhalla.
A Maasai women offers traditional beaded jewellery for sale. Image: THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Nita Bhalla.
Maasai herders with their livestock. Image: THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Nita Bhalla
A herd of elephants in the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Image: THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Nita Bhalla
Joseph Kosikir, warden at Nashulai Maasai Conservancy. Image: THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Nita Bhalla.
Maasai women await food aid at the Nashulai Maasai Conservancy. Image: THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Nita Bhalla

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