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Eastern Sudan: No water in Aroma, no bread in Kassala

March 17 - 2016 AROMA / KASSALA
Collecting water with a hand pump in Roseires, Blue Nile State2 (RD correspondent)
Collecting water with a hand pump in Roseires, Blue Nile State2 (RD correspondent)

For three days, the population of Aroma in eastern Sudan’s Kassala has had to make do without any water provision. Kassala town is still witnessing a severe bread shortage.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, activist Ohaj Dirar reported that the water provision “entirely halted three days ago. As the prices of water sold by donkey carts are soaring, the people are now fetching water from the locality buildings with water pots and tins.”

Bread

Citizens of Kassala town complain about the continuation of the flour crisis. “Some bakeries have already closed their doors,” listener Gusay Hussein told Radio Dabanga.

Hussein accused the bakery owners of selling flour “to criminals who smuggle the flour to neighbouring countries, and sell it for huge profits”. He criticised “the weakness of the authorities’ control over the bakeries, the varying bread prices, and the poor quality of the loaves”.


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