AFRICA/SUDAN - Serious scarcity of clean water in Port Sudan aggravates plight of displaced persons

Thursday, 27 April 2017


Port Sudan (Agenzia Fides) – Displaced persons in Nyala, capital of South Darfur, have very little water to drink because of faulty wells and pumps. The tanks that supply Port Sudan do not have enough water for the city’s monthly needs. According to the local Water Corporation the reservoirs are full of mud and need cleaning. Local sources in Port Sudan, blame the shortage on the reduction of the water level in the Arbaat reservoir which supplies the city. Displaced persons in Camp Otash in Nyala suffer severe shortage of clean water due to lack of fuel and faulty pumps and wells .
(AP) (27/4/2017 Agenzia Fides)