Maasai suffering from ashes erupted by volcano Oldoinyo Lengai – ZARA helps

March 13, 2008 at 4:39 pm Leave a comment

Over the past 30 years near-continuous effusion and mildly explosive eruption of natrocarbonatite lava from vents inside the crater, sometimes overflowing over the rim, have been taking place. During the past months however, activity seems to increase: Several powerful ash plumes rising up to 14 kilometres have been ejected in 2007 and 2008.

The ashes make it difficult for the Maassai living in the area – especially during the dry season – to find good pastures for their cattle. In February 2008, a lack of food was evident and Zara responded with some immediate action: Maasai employees of Zara Tours were chosen to find out about the needs of the Maasai living in the affected areas and provided with a car and money to purchase corn, sugar, rice and other food items to assist their tribal members.

Maasai food action

maasai food 2

Read here the Oldoinyo Lengai activity report.

Entry filed under: ZARA & Social Responsibility.

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