Reference : V-P-PA-E-00077
Date : 09/12/2015
Country/Region : PANAMA
Caption : Darién Gap. ICRC rainwater collection program. Drinking safer water helps prevent some of the illnesses most commonly encountered in the area, such as diarrhoea and intestinal parasites, especially amongst children.
Photographer : BRAUN, Jacobo
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Communities in Panama's DariƩn province lack basic water and health facilities, especially in the area bordering Colombia. The difficulty of obtaining safe water forces them to drink river water, with all the health problems that implies. In 2011, the ICRC and the community built a rain water catchment system, improving health in these communities.
By the end of 2013, some 2,600 people had benefited from the installation of rainwater tanks in the homes, schools and health centres of Alto Tuira and Boca de Cupe.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5436x3648
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour