• Two day-workers attach a pipe that connects the truck with a flexible water tank. It has a capacity of 15,000 litres, is filled several times a day and serves no fewer than 10,000 people. New connections have been set up and extra trucks assigned, taking the total to six.
    • Two day-workers attach a pipe that connects the truck with a flexible water tank. It has a capacity of 15,000 litres, is filled several times a day and serves no fewer than 10,000 people. New connections have been set up and extra trucks assigned, taking the total to six.
      © ICRC / Jean-Yves Clémenzo / cf-e-00799
  • The water begins to flow.
    • The water begins to flow. “Each family can bring two or three containers,” explains Serge Gazembeti, ICRC water and habitat assistant in Bangui.
      © ICRC / Jean-Yves Clémenzo / cf-e-00800
  • Water distribution is organized by the women of the community. Families line up with their yellow containers in the blazing sun.
  • In order to boost the water supply, the ICRC is now working to connect the emergency flexible water tanks to the existing water pipelines in the vicinity of the airport. After an hour, Jean leaves. There’s not a minute to lose if a new load is to be delivered on time.

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