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Reference : V-P-SS-E-01189
Date : 16/02/2018
Country/Region : SOUTH SUDAN
Caption : Rumbek city. The ICRC has renovated the Akuach water yard, designed to provide water to 15,000 people.
Photographer : MORTVEDT, Mari Aftret
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The water yard consists of a deep borehole, a water tank and a generator that now functions on solar panels. It was constructed by GIZ, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, a German development agency, in 2012. It stopped functioning in 2014, reportedly due to the fact that rising fuel prices meant that the population was not able to pay for the fuel required to run the generator. ICRC website, 21.02.2018, Photo Gallery: “The town of Rumbek is facing an unprecedented growth in population with people from the surrounding rural areas pouring in. Cattle raids and inter-clan fighting cause large-scale destruction of property and endanger livelihoods in rural areas. This forces the people to seek the relative safety of the nearby towns. The increase in Rumbek's population puts pressure on existing infrastructure, especially water pumps. For this reason, the ICRC has renovated a water yard designed to provide water to 15,000 people.”
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3840x5760
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour