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Reference : V-P-YE-E-01017
Date : 26/05/2013
Country/Region : YEMEN
Caption : South of the country, Abyan Delta. Work to rehabilitate the irrigation system that facilitates floodwater harversting of crops. Built decades ago the weir and the surrounding irrigation channels had gradually fallen into disrepair.
Photographer : GALAL SHAFIQ, Aser
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website,

18-06-2013 Photo gallery

Yemen: Ten years of quenching thirst

Since it first started working in Yemen in 1962, the ICRC has strived to ensure a reliable supply of water to millions of civilians affected by the various conflicts that have plagued the country. This photo gallery illustrates the work of our engineers, who, by working closely with government ministries, water boards and local communities, quench the thirst of those living in conflict-affected areas. .

The work, which will last approximately three months, involves clearing the irrigation channels and shoring up the supporting earthen walls. The project will benefit some 42,000 people. Local communities are providing the workforce as part of a cash-for-work programme. They will also receive seeds and tools from the ICRC as part of the Assistance Department's livelihood programme.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3264x2448
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour