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SUDAN: Kassab Camps suffering from lack of water services

Kassab Camps suffering from lack of water services

The displaced residents of Kassab camp, North Darfur are continuing to suffer from a lack of water facilities, since a national organization left the area in December, last year.

A leader of the camp said to Radio Dabanga the people that service the water pumps have not been paid their salaries, and organizations providing water services are facing difficulties in relation to funding from donors.

As a result, he said women and children were caught up in long queues for water waiting for hours into the night, as options to collect water were severly limited.

He appealed to humanitarian organizations and local authorities to play their roles in overseeing the provision of water services to the camp.

Millennium Development Goal Drinking Water Target Met

The world has met the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of halving the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water, well in advance of the MDG 2015 deadline, according to a report issued today by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). Between 1990 and 2010, over two billion people gained access to improved drinking water sources, such as piped supplies and protected wells.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, “Today we recognize a great achievement for the people of the world. This is one of the first MDG targets to be met. The successful efforts to provide greater access to drinking water are a testament to all who see the MDGs not as a dream, but as a vital tool for improving the lives of millions of the poorest people.”

Pay as you drink: Pre-paid meters for water supply in Uganda

By Anna Kristina Mayr

Digital pre-paid water meters have been successfully introduced for piped water supply in African countries including South Africa, Tanzania and Namibia. In low-income households and at public water points they have tremendous potential to increase service delivery and to reduce operational costs.




Current Issue: Africa Water & Sanitation & Hygiene March-April 2017 Vol.12 No.2