Reference : V-P-PA-E-00079
Date : 09/12/2015
Country/Region : PANAMA
Caption : Darién Gap. ICRC rainwater collection program. The ICRC trained local people to maintain the tanks and the rest of the system, so they will be contributing to the sustainability of the project.
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 : 5325x3550
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour