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Reference : V-P-SS-E-01197
Date : 16/02/2018
Country/Region : SOUTH SUDAN
Caption : Rumbek city, Water yard renovated by the ICRC. “The doctor told us that the water we used to drink could give us typhoid fever. That disease feels like the middle part of your head jumps up and down. The children suffer from this, too. In the morning, that water looks red," Deborah explains about the water from the shallow boreholes that the community used to drink.
Photographer : MORTVEDT, Mari Aftret
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : 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 : 5760x3840
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour