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Reference : V-F-CR-F-00372-R
Date : 04/1998
Title : Water after war
Duration : 00:08:02
Director : ROBERTS, Philip
Cameraman : unknown
Editor : unknown
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication subject to restrictions
Copyright : WTN; ICRC
Production company : WTN; ICRC
ICRC producer :
Cameraman : unknown
Editor : unknown
Description : Roving report
Present-day conflicts often end in stalemates, situations that are neither war nor peace. In such cases emergency aid cannot be withdrawn from one day to the next. Time is needed for basic services, such as water-supply systems, to start functioning normally again. This film features three different types of water programme carried out by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in cooperation with local bodies. First, two water-supply projects are shown in an urban context, in Mogadishu (Somalia) and Bukavu (Democratic Republic of the Congo). The next project is a similar one, this time carried out in a rural setting, on the Lake Kivu Island of Idjwi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The last part of the film focuses on the ICRC's water and sanitation programmes aimed at improving sanitary conditions in Rwanda's overcrowded prisons.
These three examples, set in different environments and using different approaches, demonstrate that access to safe water is an essential component of any public health programme.
Original language : English
Other language : International soundtrack
French title : Water after war
Colour/B&W : colour
Original material/format : Betacam SP
Best material/format available : Betacam SP