The people of the Dassanach tribe live in both Kenya and Ethiopia, with a small number also in Sudan. Primarily, however, they occupy the Omo River region of southwest Ethiopia. They are the southernmost tribe in the Omo Valley. Over 200,000 occupy the delta area where the river enters Lake Turkana. The name “Dassanach” translates to the “People of the Delta.” This region has specific challenges. Sometimes, after long periods of drought, unexpected rare storms have caused several deaths in unexpected flash floods. Several decades of drought have decimated crops and eradicated nearby water sources. Some villagers who have lost all of their property and cattle are now homeless. Many of the homeless have migrated to Lake Turkana where they hunt crocodiles and hippopotamus. The Dassanach tribe, unlike most other tribes, is willing to admit newcomers as members.