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Water crisis hits Nakivale refugee settlement

Isingiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nakivale refugee settlement in Isingiro district is facing a severe water crisis due to the high number of refugees fleeing the fighting between Congolese forces and M23 rebels. Nakivale refugee settlement is home to over 150,000 refugees mostly from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, …

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Four arrested for vandalizing water pipes in Kalaki

Kalaki, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five people have been arrested for allegedly vandalizing pipes connecting water to Kalaki and Kaberamaido districts. The arrest follows a severe water crisis that hit Kaberamaido and Soroti districts for more than one month. The suspects are Robert Kato, Samuel Lukyamuzi, Reuben Magezi, and Justus …

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Water crisis hits Kaberamaido, Soroti districts for weeks

Kaberamaido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A severe water crisis has hit Kaberamaido and Soroti districts. In Kaberamaido, residents have been struggling to access piped water for more than one month now, while Soroti joined the queue on Friday last week. The water crisis in Kaberamaido district started early last month …

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Severe water crisis hits Moroto town

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A severe water crisis has hit Moroto municipality following the breakdown of the water pump system managed by National Water and Sewerage Corporation. Joseph Nyimalema, the NWSC Moroto area manager, says that their pumps broke down four days ago. He however says that the prolonged …

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Severe water crisis hits Omuruti residents in Kasese

Residents are appealing to government to extend piped water to the area Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A severe water crisis has hit Omuruti in Busongora South in Kasese district following the dry spell. The only borehole that used to serve the area is also dysfunctional. About 200 residents in the …

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Mbale regional referral hospital hit by water crisis

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbale Regional Referral Hospital has been hit by lack of water for the past one week exposing the lives of patients and medical workers to risk. The sanitary and hygienic conditions of all wards plus other hospital facilities is appalling causing anxiety among the medical staff. …

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Wakiso district drills boreholes to curb water crisis

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso district has drilled three boreholes to curb water crisis. The boreholes were drilled at Kyampisi village Kyengera town council, Kakiri town and Buddo village. Drilling of each of the boreholes cost 30 million shillings. The boreholes are expected to serve more than 1,000 …

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Water shortage hits five villages in Apac district

Apac, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in the five villages of Chegere sub county, Apac district have decried the lack of safe water. This follows the breakdown of five major boreholes out of the 20 in the area. The boreholes broke down six months ago forcing residents to share …

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