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Thirst in Tabit, North Darfur

November 2 - 2015 TAWILA
Displaced in search of water near Argo camp in Tawila locality, North Darfur (Reuters)
Displaced in search of water near Argo camp in Tawila locality, North Darfur (Reuters)

People in Tabit and surrounding villages in Tawila locality, North Darfur, complain of a severe lack of drinking water.

“The three water wells in Tabit village are used by the army and militia troops stationed nearby,” a resident of Tabit reported to Radio Dabanga.

“The authorities told us that the villagers are allowed to fetch water once in three days. This is not sufficient by far,” he said.

“The people of Tabit, Koto, Talei, and Karfala now walk six kilometres to collect water from wells in Um Direisaya, Um Tarateer, and Hashaba villages. The increased collection, operated by hand pumps, has reduced the water level significantly.”

He appealed to the Tawila and North Darfur authorities to intervene and solve the drinking water problem “as soon as possible”.


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