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Water is Gold: Sierra Leone (6 Photos)

© Mustafah Abdulaziz

© Mustafah Abdulaziz

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World Water Day has been observed on March 22 since 1993. Mustafeh Abdulaziz‘s “Water Is Gold” is a long-term project on the global issue of water. Abdulaziz’s first trip was to Sierra Leone where he documented one of its worst outbreaks of cholera.

Above: Freetown, Sierra Leone. Momoh, 33, collects plastic bottles from the polluted beach of Kroo Bay, a poor slum settlement of 5,500 people, November 2012.

© Mustafah Abdulaziz

Grey Bush slum of Freetown, Sierra Leone, November 2012.

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Freetown, Kroo Bay slum, Sierra Leone, November 2012.

© Mustafah Abdulaziz Workers from Gee Fresh, one of the Freetown’s main water bottling companies, sit in the back of a truck, December 2012.

© Mustafah Abdulaziz

In the Kroo Bay slum, where cholera struck hard, a boy washes in one of the two water points that services the approximate 5,500 inhabitants, November 2012.

© Mustafah Abdulaziz

A tourist from New Delhi floats in the clean water of River Number 2, a beach 16 kilometers south of Freetown, and typically populated by tourists and aid workers, November 2012.

To see more of this project, visit Ostkreuz: Agentur der Fotografen. Abdulaziz is an American photojournalist based in Berlin, Germany.

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