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Central African Republic: Drinking water for over 700,000 people

30-04-2013 Feature

To alleviate the shortage of drinking water in the Central African Republic the ICRC has just dispatched almost 200 tonnes of water treatment products there. In Bangui and other parts of the country, 700,000 people will now have good-quality water for four months. Bangui’s Amitié Hospital, where hundreds of people in fear of their lives had taken refuge after the violent events in the capital, has been particularly badly hit by the water shortage.


© ICRC/Serge Gazembeti

The people who had taken refuge in the Amitié hospital in Bangui, after the violent events of 13 and 14 April in the city’s 4th arrondissement, draw water at taps installed by the Central African Red Cross (CRCA) with support from the ICRC.

 


© ICRC/Romaric Bekourou

Inhabitants from Bangui’s 4th arrondissement who have taken refuge in the Amitié hospital are being housed in one of the sheds. Most of them managed to gather a few belongings before fleeing.

 


© ICRC/Romaric Bekourou

Residents of Bangui’s 7th arrondissement get water supplies at the standpipe installed by the Central African water distribution company (Sodeca).


© ICRC/Romaric Bekourou

Several tonnes of water treatment products have been delivered to the Central African water distribution company (Sodeca) in Bangui.