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Japan and UNOPS collaboration serves vulnerable community in Darfur

A $1.8 million project focused on water security for vulnerable communities in West and East Darfur was handed over on 30 August.

"Water is one of the basic elements for human life, and it is one of the focuses of Japanese assistance all over Sudan," said H.E. Mr. Hideki Ito, Ambassador of Japan to Sudan, at the handover ceremony.

The pump station at Jabal Sultan in El Geneina is connected to 18 new public water stands throughout West Darfur, benefitting 20,000 local and internally displaced communities.

The Japan-funded 15-month project also rehabilitated damaged water facilities and six water yards in East Darfur, which serves 50,000 community members.

"This project contributes to increased water access for more people in Darfur," added Eyob Getachew, Head UNOPS in Sudan. 

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