Reference : V-P-RW-E-00175
Date : 22/07/2014
Country/Region : RWANDA
Caption : Ginsenyi, Rubavu prison. ICRC water and habitat engineer Hassan Kamugisha looks at the biogas system that he helped to set up just outside the prison. Wastewater is processed in large spherical brick structures and the gases produced are channelled back to the prison to fuel the kitchen.
Photographer : COHEN, Nadia Shira
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : reserved users only
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Rubavu prison, situated in the hills of Gisenyi, houses almost 4,000 male prisoners. The ICRC has been working with the facility since it opened in 2011, helping to develop environmentally sustainable wastewater systems, produce biogas for cooking and collect rainwater for daily use. Delegates also provide general support for the prisoners. Rubavu prison has a unique internal arrangement, whereby inmates take on various roles to maintain a functioning community. Some work as cooks or security officers within the prison, while others are granted special privileges to work outside the facility, for example in agriculture.

ICRC website, photo gallery, 28.09.2014
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5616x3744
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour