Drinking water in Mugunga camp, eastern DRC

Drinking water in Mugunga camp, eastern DRC
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Image by Oxfam International
A woman drinks water collected at an Oxfam water pipe in Mugunga I camp near the city of Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Tens of thousands of Congolese have fled recent fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, seeking refuge in camps near the city of Goma.

Oxfam has been providing live-saving aid in three camps around Goma since July 2012, piping and trucking clean water to people who had fled the fighting. We have built latrines and installed sanitation services, as well as providing cash distributions to help people buy food.

Oxfam also works in several areas across the North and South Kivu provinces, providing water and sanitation, and helping communities get their rights to adequate protection.

More than 2.5 million people are now displaced in Congo – with more than 760,000 displaced since the beginning of 2012 in the Kivus.

Read more: Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Photo: Eddy Mbuyi/Oxfam, January 2013

Drinking Fountain

Drinking Fountain
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Image by Theen …
Artistically designed drinking fountain at a traffic light intersection in Adelaide. I’ve been trying to shoot this one for ages, but it’s never worked out. This time, I knelt way down and reached over with my left hand to run the water. I had to crop my hand out, but at least it comes a bit closer to what I had in mind.

Taken with iPhone 3GS.

drinking in the Abbotsford

drinking in the Abbotsford
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Image by byronv2
Drinking in the rather nice Abbotsford, named in honour of Sir Walter Scott and a very good watering hole at the east end of Rose Street, right behind the landmark of Jenners (and handily close to Fopp for a rummage through the CDs and DVDs!). Some nice real ales on there usually and some good European wheat beers too