SUDAN WATCH: UNAMID has supplied 495,000 litres of water to Zam Zam camp in Darfur, W. Sudan

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

UNAMID has supplied 495,000 litres of water to Zam Zam camp in Darfur, W. Sudan

UNAMID continues to provide water to Zam Zam IDP Camp. UNAMID peacekeepers on a mission of public awareness distributed booklets with rules of engagements with unidentified objects to new arrivals at the camp after an unexploded ordnance went off in a shack last Friday injuring three newly displaced children.

Zam Zam camp in Darfur

Photo: Sudanese refugees line up for water while an UNAMID truck, unseen, which is carrying water donated to the camp, unloads at the Zamzam refugee camp, outside the Darfur town of al-Fasher, Sudan Thursday, March 19, 2009. Tens of thousands newly displaced Sudanese arrived at the overcrowded refugee camp of Zamzam in the last several weeks. (AP/Nasser Nasser)

UNAMID continues to provide water to Zam Zam IDP Camp

From Daily Briefing by United Nations - African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Monday, March 23, 2009 via APO:
UNAMID distributed 52,000 litres of water to the new arrivals at Zam Zam Internally Displaced Persons Camp yesterday as part of efforts to assist the new arrivals.

UNAMID has supplied a total of 495,000 litres of water to Zam Zam IDP Camp. Water distribution began on 11 March 2009, to support the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the area assisting the new arrivals at the camp. So far, UNAMID has been providing a total of 45,000 litres of water per day and intend to continue until a long term solution is found.

UNICEF, through its implementing partner Water and Environmental Sanitation Project (WES) and in support of Government of Sudan officials, has already dug nine shallow wells and drilled three boreholes as sources of water for the IDP Camp. It is planned to dig ten more wells, equipped with hand pumps, in and around the camp.
Unexploded ordnance went off in a shack, injuring 3 children

Zam Zam Camp, Darfur

Photo: A displaced Sudanese woman selling vegetables, holds a booklet being distributed by UNAMID peacekeepers at Zamzam refugee camp, out side the Darfur town of al-Fasher, Sudan, Monday, March 23, 2009. UNAMID peacekeepers on a mission of public awareness distributed booklets with rules of engagements with unidentified objects to new arrivals at
the camp after an unexploded ordnance went off in a shack last Friday injuring three newly displaced children. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Zam Zam camp in Darfur, W. Sudan

Photo: Newly-arrived displaced Sudanese girls, who are selling bread, look at a booklet that was distributed by UNAMID peacekeepers at Zamzam refugee camp, outside the Darfur town of al-Fasher, Sudan, Monday, March 23, 2009. Every day, a peacekeeper truck pulls into this teeming camp carrying loads of water, and is greeted by long lines of refugees. It's not the troops' job — but after the expulsion of many aid groups in Darfur, everyone is scrambling to fill the gaps in the safety net that keeps millions of refugees alive. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Zam Zam Camp, Darfur, W. Sudan

Photo: A worker explains a booklet for new arrivals of displaced Sudanese children, that is distributed by UNAMID peacekeepers at Zamzam refugee camp, out side the Darfur town of al-Fasher, Sudan, Monday, March 23, 2009. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Zam Zam camp in Darfur

Photo: A Sudanese guard walks by rolled up straw roofs, intended for distribution to new refugees to help build shelters, at the compound of the expelled American aid group CHF International at the Zamzam refugee camp, outside the Darfur town of al-Fasher, Sudan Thursday, March 19, 2009. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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