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Water supply decreased by more than half in North Darfur city

June 18 - 2015 EL FASHER
The zone outside Abu Shouk camp in El Fasher, North Darfur, 2007 (Source: UNEP database)
The zone outside Abu Shouk camp in El Fasher, North Darfur, 2007 (Source: UNEP database)

The director of the North Darfur water management announced that the daily water supply to El Fasher city has decreased by more than half.

Engineer Noureldin Adam said that the supply reaches 17,000 cubic metres, instead of the required quantity of 39,000 cubic metres per day.

He attributed the decrease to the depletion of the water from the Golo reservoir, and the fluctuation of the electricity supply.

The North Darfur capital currently witnesses an acute crisis of drinking water, where the price of a barrel of water in some peripheral districts has amounted to SDG30 ($5). One week ago, the price was $3.40 in the less remote districts.


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