Water Access

A Crisis in a Crisis: How the displaced people of Darfur in Sudan are dealing with water shortage amid a political transition and Covid-19 pandemic

Women specially suffer from the issue of water, because the burden of providing water to their families falls on their shoulders, they walk every day to the water distribution area, where they wait in line for hours to get to fill their water bottles.

A woman collects water for domestic use at one of the fishing grounds along Lake Nakivale
Restoring Lake Nakivale; A Refugees’ Idea

Lake Nakivale in Isingiro District, Uganda is under threat due to massive pollution.
Now, refugees in Nakivale refugee camp in Isingiro district have taken the lead role in the conservation and protection of the lake, the biggest water source to the camp

Top InfoNile Stories of 2020: Water, Climate Change and COVID-19 in the Nile Basin

The top InfoNile projects and stories of 2020, highlighting important stories in the Nile Basin around water access, climate change, wildlife and Covid-19.

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The Hydro Quagmire: Cartels cut into pipes, hinder access to water in Kenya’s Mathare slum

As Nairobi deals with a water shortage amidst the pandemic, and water cartels illegally cut into pipes, how are slum dwellers accessing water that is so critical to fight the spread of infection?

Water access a top priority for Rwandan schools as they reopen

The Rwanda government is investing in clean water and new classrooms to prevent the spread of Covid-19, as schools worry they cannot afford increased costs of water for hand-washing.

Water at a price: The controversial management of water sources built by NGOs in Butembo, DR Congo

By Mukulu Vulotwa Hervé Sanitation has emerged as the main measure to fight against covid-19 – a reality that the

Amidst urban water shortages, Rwanda government commits to expanding Kigali’s water supply

Kigali, Rwanda is experiencing a water shortage due to an old distribution network and illegal connections. The government plans to replace old pipes and establish new reservoirs.

Unsafe water raises COVID-19 risks in Mbeya, Tanzania

Residents of Madundasi and Lyala villages in Luhanga Ward in Mbarali district – in Tanzania’s Mbeya Region are at risk of contracting waterborne diseases due to the use of unsafe water.

RUNNING DRY: Booming informal trade of cross-border water sellers in Rwanda, D.R.Congo hit by border closure

A booming informal water trade between Rwanda and Goma, DRC, has slowed to a trickle during Covid-19, putting at risk more than a million Congolese who depend on Rwanda water.