Reference : V-P-GW-E-00076
Date : 14/02/2009
Country/Region : GUINEA-BISSAU
Caption : North-West of Guinea-Bissau, Sao Domingos district, Jobel Island. Meeting between ICRC and persons taking part to a trainning on public health and water treatment.
Photographer : BLOUIN, Normand
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Jobel is an Island of 422 souls located in the most remote area of Guinea Bissau. Forced to flee in to Senegal in 1968 during the independence war of Amilcar Cabral, they have returned to their island in 1975. They live with the strength of their courage on a 6 km 2 land below sea level without soft water, and electricity. Their daily battle is to keep salt water of the island so they can cultivate rice and walk long distance to get fresh water for survival.

ICRC team meets with 10 persons taking part to a training on public health and water treatment, organized from 12th to 14th february 2008.
This training is made for 5 villages of Sao Domingos district that has particularly suffered from the cholera in 2008.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5616x3744
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour