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Photos illustrating the ICRC's work to ensure that the victims of conflict have adequate access to water and sanitation.
Consecutive years of drought in the Horn of Africa have caused serious shortages of water and food. In Somalia the ICRC is working to repair boreholes, wells and rainwater-catchment devices.
The ICRC supplies over 100,000 people in southern Somalia.
The organization is currently repairing and upgrading the water-supply system throughout the region.
The ICRC supplies water and sanitary facilities for displaced people in Darfur.
ICRC engineers dealt with the emergency situation by rehabilitating three boreholes, organizing water trucking and setting up water distribution points in the city during the 5 months of the dry season.
Democratic Republic of the Congo – Goma. Pumping station on shores of Lake Kivu: Replacement and anchoring of a water pumping main in partnership with the national water board.
The ICRC is responsible for building sanitary installations and supplying the camp with drinking water on a daily basis. This block will house showers and toilets.
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International Committee of the Red Cross
Last update: 05-11-10