Installing Water Pipe to Deliver Safe Water to the Camp
|Because of continued heavy rain, the water tank truck became stuck on the muddy road before reaching the camp. (March 19th, 2014)|
AAR Japan therefore established, in cooperation with the UN organizations and other international NGOs, a water supply system to ensure a stable supply of safe water to the camp. AAR assumed the task of installing 4.8 kilometer-long water pipes connecting a well northeast of the camp to a water tower at the camp. This system ensures a steady supply of water – as much as 500,000 liters a day – even when water tank trucks cannot reach the camp because of the poor road conditions.
|Local people joined in to dig trenches for installing water pipes. (May 18th, 2014)|
|Water pipes, each with a diameter of about 11 centimeters, were connected one by one through the cooperation of the people. (May 11th, 2014)|
|At the opening ceremony of the water supply system, Mr. Girma, Head of Sub-Office, Kakuma, and Mr. Daijo Tsuchikawa, Resident Staff of AAR Japan South Sudan Office, jointly opened the water valve. (May 29th, 2014)|
|Many children living in the camp also gathered at the opening event. (May 29th, 2014)|
*These activities are being carried out thanks to the generous donations of many of you and the support of the Japan Platform (JPF).
Japanese-English translation by Mr Yukio Kiuchi
English editing by Ms Fiona Chan
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