Reference : V-P-PA-E-00080
Date : 09/12/2015
Country/Region : PANAMA
Caption : Darién Gap. ICRC rainwater collection program. This is a forested area. Geography and climate make access difficult. The communities are a five-hour bus journey from Panama City, and about eight hours by boat. Depending on river conditions, the journey can take up to two days.
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.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5245x3497
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour