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North Darfur Minister warns of summer water shortage

November 23 - 2015 EL FASHER
File photo by Albert González Farran/Unamid
File photo by Albert González Farran/Unamid

The Minister of Urban Planning of North Darfur, Mohammed Kamal Eldin Abu Shouk, warned on Saturday of an expected water shortage during the summer months.

The rains have been poor during the traditional rainy season, and this, according to Abu Shouk, poses a threat to public life.

Abu Shouk told Radio Dabanga that the rural areas most affected by water shortages are El Sareif Beni Hussein, El Waha, El Malha, El Kuma, and Um Baru localities He said that daily availability of water per capita in rural areas is less than 18 litres, while it is 36 litres in the cities.

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