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Builders construct a Birkat, a traditional underground water storage basin funded by the International Committee of the Red Cross.  A severe drought has extended across East Africa after the rainy season which was expected in October 2005 failed to arrive.  Levels of rainfall in the region have been far below normal putting millions of lives at risk.  Most rural dwellers in the southernmost area of the country rely on two rainy seasons and two dry seasons per year...