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Reference : V-P-SO-E-00903
Date : 12/12/2017
Country/Region : SOMALIA
Caption : Mogadishu, Mustaqbal radio station. The ICRC and the Somali Red Crescent Society are working with a local radio station to encourage everyday habits that will help keep diseases, like acute watery diarrhea and cholera, away. An actor recording.
Photographer : MOHAMED, Abdikarim
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Abdullahi Hussein Omar, 20, plays the role of a young boy in one of the radio spots. The scene involves his character about to drink untreated water before his mother intervenes. Water-borne diseases in Somalia are a constant threat during both dry and rainy seasons. Scarcity of water during the dry seasons drives communities to different sources of water that may be untreated while contamination risks increase during floods.
ICRC website photo gallery, 17.01.2018 : « Somalia: Preventive care using radio. […]Radio continues to enjoy the highest reach in Somalia compared to other forms of media. The ICRC together with the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) are working with local radio to promote hygiene and safety within the Somali communities. […]Three radio spots will run on local radios across Somalia. In 2017, according to figures from cholera treatment centres run by the ICRC, a total number of 10,728 acute watery diarrhea patients were treated while 61 people died as a result of the disease. »
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3267x2178
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour