Displaced people displaced by the drought prevailing in several regions of southern Somalia and arrived in Mogadishu, have great difficulty in collecting the water, along with other problems Kah food and the spread of diseases and epidemics in the camps that harbored them.
Bring water and a routine operation carried out by the displaced families - and most of their women and children - for the transfer of small amounts by an explosive capacity of one or two of them Twenty liters to cover the different uses Kalshrb, cooking, washing and bathing.
Extended a few camps where water lines, taps, which makes the best position camps Padppadu Raju Trkinla in the neighborhood of the island and the south of Mogadishu.
TankersBut most of the displaced have access to water from the tankers come a day or once every two days under the auspices of local relief organizations or international emptied of water in the tank is equipped and installed underground or bowl lined with queues in front of him could last hours.
The Issue teacher of the island, she fled with her family from the area of Port in the province of any South and she and her family has struggled to collect the water, it does not come to their camp but a car tank, one day, "may not attend at times, and we get two cans with a capacity of 40 liters a small amount does not meet the minimum "of 200 liters, making it a wash and her children once a week and wash their clothes only once a month.
WellsSome displaced people travel long distances to carry water from distant wells at a reasonable cost, but the collection of 20 liters may take five hours or more because of the lines that start early.
Khadija said Mohamed Adam Trbounka of the camp - a mother of four children, their father died - of the island, they go to the well early and "sometimes we bring the water is very great difficulty, and a fight occurs between the displaced people to get 20 liters of water."
Since the wells are owned by the citizens, may stop working for lack of balance between what Ihsalouna of amounts and costs required or breakdowns take days and sometimes months, which complicates the lives of displaced people and other residents who depend on them, unless they interfere with some of the parties and provide adequate support to allow repair of malfunctions.
ProjectsAnd attempts are being made to drill wells in different parts of Mogadishu, especially near the camps for displaced people. For example, has dug a well near the largest concentration of displaced people in random Trbounka south of Mogadishu.
The vice president of the umbrella of the area camps Trbounka Hassan Hussein Nur of the island that the financing of the well came from the contributions of the Egyptian people in a campaign launched by Facebook and the implementation of "Zamzam Foundation charity."
He added that the well will be ready the next few days, for the benefit of some five hundred displaced families living in camps in the region, leaving only the installation of water tank and faucets.
Health risksThe scarcity of water drawn from wells or water tanks installed in the camps, health risks due to failure to observe conditions of hygiene in packaging, forcing displaced people to drink contaminated water, and threatening the outbreak of infectious diseases, including diarrhea.
The government made the necessary effort to educate the displaced people need to keep clean in the tools used to carry water, they did not distribute materials antimicrobial.
Source: Al Jazeera