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Drinking water cut off at Tolom camp

May 29 - 2012 Tolom

Tolom refugee camp in eastern Chad has been suffering from a lack of water for the past four days after a pump stopped working, leaving 25,000 people without access to drinking water.

Camp leader Haider Gardiya said since the water stopped working on Sunday, refugees have been venturing five to 10 miles out of the camp to fetch water from wells.

He said has caused cases of diarrhea particularly among children and the elderly.

Gardiya appealed to organisations working in the field of water to assist in fixing the pumps and provide emergency supplies to the camp.



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