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Water outages in the capitals of North Darfur and Sudan

June 11 - 2015 EL FASHER / KHARTOUM
The Golo water basin, which is the main water supply for El Fasher, also used by local farmers (Albert González Farran/Unamid)
The Golo water basin, which is the main water supply for El Fasher, also used by local farmers (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

The people in the North Darfur capital of El Fasher are suffering from an acute water crisis. The provision of drinking water is disrupted too in some southern Khartoum districts.

“Not a single drop of water flows from the taps,” a resident of El Fasher told Radio Dabanga. He complained that the price of a barrel of water has risen from SDG7 ($1.20) to SDG20 ($3.40) or even SDG30 ($5) in the more remote districts.

He demanded from the Sudanese and North Darfur authorities “to find a radical solution for the water outages which recur every year”.

Khartoum

The residents of El Azhari district in southern Khartoum complain of drinking water outages since three day. “We now have to buy out water at the commercial market, for SDG40 ($6.70) a barrel,” an angry resident of El Azhari district told Radio Dabanga.

Last week, dozens of women in El Kalakla Sanga’at district blocked the main road to the centre of Khartoum, in protest against the disruption of water services for more than ten days.

Yesterday, Radio Dabanga reported about severe water outages in Nyala, capital of South Darfur, since three weeks, after the pumps broke down at 15 out of the 18 wells providing drinking water to the city.


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