Members of the Colombian Red Cross distribute potable water near the Hospital de la Paix in Port-au-Prince
A young girl prepares to carry water in a bucket on her head
People collecting water from a Haitian Red Cross tanker truck
The human body requires a minimum intake of water in order to be able to sustain life before mild and then severe dehydration occurs.
One of the tanker trucks from the Dominican Aqueduct and Sewage Corporation distributes potable water in the streets of Port-au-Prince.
Women collecting water provided by the Dominican Aqueduct and Sewage Corporation.
A distribution point of potable water in the General Hospital of Port-au-Prince
A young girl helps her mother and sister wash clothes in one of the many makeshift camps in Port-au-Prince.
Women collecting water in a makeshift camp inside the Saint-Louis de Gonzague school grounds which was strongly damaged.
Despite water shortage and restricted sanitation facilities in emergency situations, it's critical to ensure that some of the available water supply is used for personal hygiene to minimize health risks.
Young boys running after a truck arriving with drinkable water pouches to the grounds of the Saint-Louis de Gonzague high school where many displaced families from the neighborhood of Delmas have settled after the earthquake destroyed their homes.
Two young Haitians gathering water from a community water well in Croix de Bouquet
Two young girls carrying water they gathered in Croix de Bouquet
A member of the WHO Emergency Response Team who specializes in Water Sanitation trains a worker from a water distribution center in Port-au-Prince in the proper handling of chlorine.
Tanker trucks reload in a water distribution station in Croix de Bouquet
A man collecting water that overflows from a tanker truck.
One of the many water distribution stations in Port-au-Prince that sells potable water
A member of the WHO Emergency Response Team who specializes in Water Sanitation trains a worker from another water distribution center in Port-au-Prince in the proper procedure of chlorination of drinking water
Workers of the water distribution station chlorinate water inside a tanker truck.
Trucks lined up waiting to reload safe drinking water to be distributed at different points in Port-au-Prince.
The Central Autonomous Metropolitan Potable Water station.
The Central Autonomous Metropolitan Potable Water station is supervised by the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief.
A member of the WHO Emergency Response Team who specializes in Water Sanitation gets an update from one of the members of the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief on the water situation at this station.
A small laboratory put up by the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief for the testing of the water processed at this station.
Pools used for the treatment of water in its various stages to make it potable.
After treatment in the pools the water pases many stages in different chambers seen here before it is considered safe for drinking.