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Pumps stall, water crisis North Darfur camp

May 8 - 2015 ZAMZAM
Collecting water in Abu Shouk camp, North Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)
Collecting water in Abu Shouk camp, North Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

Reports of shortages of drinking water in the Darfur region continue, as displaced people living in Zamzam camp, near El Fasher, have renewed their complaints about the water crisis in the camp.

They said that there are no signs indicating that the problem will be resolved soon. According to an activist in the North Darfur camp, the water crisis has worsened after more than seventeen pumps have stalled in the camp, that accommodates a large displaced population.

“People spend most of their days in long queues in order to obtain water. Yet, they don’t get access to sufficient amounts.”

The activist appealed via Radio Dabanga to the local authorities to speed up the maintenance of the water pumps, as well as drilling new water wells in the camp.


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