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Water shortages in South Darfur camps resolved

May 24 - 2015 SOUTH DARFUR
A newly displaced child drinks water in Zamzam camp for the displaced, North Darfur (Hamid Abdulsalam/Unamid)
A newly displaced child drinks water in Zamzam camp for the displaced, North Darfur (Hamid Abdulsalam/Unamid)

Permit delays for the government’s Water and Environmental Sanitation (WES) Department halted the delivery of much needed fuel to El Salam camp for the displaced during the first week of May.

However, successful transport of the fuel on 6 May allowed the water operations to resume. The water supply in El Salam camp, near Nyala, capital of South Darfur, now stands at 11.7 litres daily per person, , the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan reported in its bulletin last week.

Similar reports of water shortages in Kalma, Otash, El Sereif, Sakali, and Dereig camps have likewise been resolved.

Temporary movement restrictions on humanitarian partners in late April, owing to the tense security situation in South Darfur, had caused the delays.


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