Reference : V-P-AF-E-01960
Date : 2012
Country/Region : AFGHANISTAN
Caption : North of the country, on the outskirts of Kunduz, Seh Darak. ICRC employees talk with members of the local community about a water supply project.
Photographer : DANZIGER, Nick
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : reserved users only
Copyright : DANZIGER, Nick
Description : RC RC magazine

Issue 1, 2013, p. 22


It’s vital work as more than two-thirds of the wells feeding Kunduz are in Seh Darak. But it’s precarious. Here at the edge of town, the last mud-brick homes meet fields (known as the ‘badlands’) that extend to the horizon. Beyond, it’s too dangerous for humanitarian workers to venture.

Years of insecurity have meant four generators, necessary to draw water, have stood idle. Eventually the community came to the ICRC, which agreed to repair the generators and made provisions to protect them. The new boreholes and electrical connections — along with 12 kilometres of new pipe — will benefit around 11,000 people.

Author: Nick Danziger
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4032x3024
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour