Reference : V-P-IQ-E-01080
Date : 2011
Country/Region : IRAQ
Caption : Makhmour, ICRC-supported primary health-care centre. Laboratory personnel at work.
Photographer : OU, Ed
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : Getty Images/CICR
Description : ICRC website, Operational Update, 25-06-2012

Iraq: the challenge of providing clean water and rebuilding infrastructure

With the impact of Iraq's long years of war and insecurity still marring the future, older problems, such as water scarcity and weak infrastructure, are also harming prospects for development and stability. The ICRC is striving to improve the situation in the areas hardest hit.

The ICRC's overarching objective remains to provide clean water for victims of armed conflict, other violence and natural disasters and to improve health-care and irrigation facilities, which form the foundation for a brighter future.

Original material : digital
Resolution : 5616x3744
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour