Reference : V-P-EC-E-00083
Date : 10/2010
Country/Region : ECUADOR
Caption : Community of Nueva Union. Portrait of a boy at school.
Photographer : HEGER, Boris
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC and Ecuadorean red Cross staff have a chat with the children at the local school on how important it is to drink water from the tank and not from the polluted nearby river.

Many people are sick from drinking water from the polluted Putumayo river. The ICRC has a program to distribute water tanks and material to gather rain water from the roofs of the people's houses.

Photo taken along the Colombian border, in Northern Ecuador, in an area where there is a high rate of Colombian refugees.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4200x2800
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour