International Committee of the Red Cross

South Sudan: Using solar power to bring water to 15,000 people

Photo gallery 21 February 2018

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.