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East Darfur residents face long journeys for water

December 12 - 2018 EL FERDOUS LOCALITY
Women carry water in Darfur (File photo: Albert González Farran / Unamid)
Women carry water in Darfur (File photo: Albert González Farran / Unamid)

The only water engine in Riyadh administrative unit of El Ferdous locality in East Darfur has been out of action for more than a week, and residents complain that they must make long journeys to fetch water.

Residents told Radio Dabanga that residents must now fetch drinking water from a remote pond and that families have to travel there on animals.

The residents have appealed to locality, the state government and the level of the centre to immediately and urgently move to address the problem.

Last week, residents of the areas of Labado, Muhajiriya, Abu Nuani and Abu Donkol of Yassin locality in East Darfur have complained of an extreme lack of water, due to the destruction of water sources and the disruption of the water pumps.

A number of callers told Radio Dabanga that the wells and the water engines destroyed during the war have not been repaired or maintained so far.

Residents from Abu Sineit area said they must make a six-hour return trip with animals to find water.


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