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Reference : V-P-HT-E-00751
Date : 18/04/2014
Country/Region : HAITI
Caption : Cap-Haïtien, civilian prison. Freshwater and saltwater reservoirs built by the ICRC.
Photographer : SILIN, Jean Garbi
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, 09.01.2015:

The prison is not connected to the public water system, and these reservoirs store both drinking water and saltwater, the latter being used for cleaning and for the latrines. The ICRC is working with the prison service to improve access to drinking water for detainees in several places of detention in Haiti. We're renovating existing water distribution systems and building new ones.


On 12 January 2010, a devastating earthquake in Haiti killed over 300,000 people and damaged or destroyed many public infrastructures – including prisons. Five years on, detainees remain one of the most vulnerable groups in the country. One of the ICRC's priorities is to improve their living conditions. The ICRC continues to support the social, legal and medical services provided to the detainees and to work for better sanitation facilities and improved infrastructures.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4310x2687
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour