In pictures: bringing safe water to refugees in Uganda

As of this week, a new Red Cross water treatment facility in Arua District started pumping over 400,000 litres of water a day from the Nile River into storage tanks, where it is filtered, treated and tested for quality, before being trucked to nearby Rhino Camp, currently home to 86,000 refugees. At capacity, the plant will treat one million litres of potable water per day.

Workers at a Red Cross water treatment plant on the banks of the Nile in northern Uganda wrap up a length of excess piping.

Agaba Derrick, a 24-year-old volunteer lab assistant for the Red Cross, tests the chlorine and aluminium sulphate content of water before it is shipped to Rhino refugee camp in northern Uganda.

Filling up, ready to go: Nelson Sangaki, of the Danish Refugee Council, fills a truck with water at a Red Cross treatment plant, before shipping it to refugees in Rhino camp in northern Uganda.

On the road: A tanker filled with water collected from a Red Cross treatment plant travels through the bush towards Rhino refugee camp.

Rhino refugee camp: South Sudanese refugees collect water in Rhino camp in northern Uganda.

Rhino refugee camp: South Sudanese refugees collect water in Rhino camp in northern Uganda.

Hygiene promotion: A team of volunteer Hygeine Promoters for the Red Cross talks with a family of South Sudanese refugees in Bidi Bidi camp in  northern Uganda.

Making an impact: A boy plays with a toy car in Rhino refugee camp in northern Uganda.