Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Locals-Collect-Lake-Edward-Water-in-DRC-27MZIFV74HTQ.htmlConceptually similarLocals Collect Lake Edward Water in DRCGP04ETPCompleted★★★★Vitshumbi Resident in DRCGP04ETRCompleted★★★★Fishermen in Vitshumbi Village in DRCGP04ETTCompleted★★★★Fishermen on Lake Eduard in DRCGP04ETKCompleted★★★★Fishermen on Lake Eduard in DRCGP04ETJCompleted★★★★Water pomp at Lake EdwardGP04ETQCompleted★★★★Fishermen Repairing Nets in DRCGP04ETGCompleted★★★★Fishermen Repairing Nets in DRCGP04ETHCompleted★★★★Fishing Boats at Lake Edward in DRCGP04ETICompleted★★★★View AllGP04ETOLocals Collect Lake Edward Water in DRCResidents of Vitshumbi collect water for drinking from lake Edward. The community relies entirely on the lake for its survival.In original language:Residents of Vitshumbi halen water uit Lake EdwardDe inwoners van Visthumbi pompen hun drinkwater op uit Lake Edward en zijn dus afhankelijk hiervan. Vitshumbi, Staaat: North KivuLocations:Africa-Democratic Republic of the Congo-North Kivu-Virunga National Park (DRC)Date:8 Oct, 2012Credit:© Greenpeace / Jan-Joseph StokMaximum size:3744px X 5616pxRestrictions:ANY EXTERNAL NON-GREENPEACE USE MUST BE CLEARED THROUGH THE PHOTOGRAPHER. PLEASE CONTACT THE MEDIA LIBRARY AT GP INTERNATIONAL OR GP NETHERLANDSKeywords:Children-Day-Drinking water-Fishers-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-Lakes-Local population-Medium group of people-Men-Native Africans-Outdoors-Water-WomenShoot:Local Communities around Virunga National Park in DRCThe British oil company Soco and the French oil company Total are working towards oil exploration in the Virunga National Park. The government has supplied the licenses although the Virunga Park is a protected nature resort and even on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The local communities in the villages in the area are already suffering due to several conflicts. They fear for their future when oil pollution will ruin their fishing waters and agricultural land. These images show farmers and fishermen and their families in their environment.