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Water Crisis in Kakuma - Clean water is a basic human right. Together we demand a public water supply accessible to all. Join

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over 20 years since the arrival of 163,000 plus refugees in Kakuma in Kenya "located in one of the remotest parts of Kenya", The host community's water supply has severely been compromised and unfortunately this has caused imbalance which raises fundamental questions about human rights and equality on access to clean water and water infrastructure for the host community's in Kakuma as compared to refugees in the camp. Currently, Kakuma and its environs is experiencing the worst water crisis with majority of host community residents and pupils in various learning institutions having to travel long distances to fetch water in River Tarach and this results to a health and education risk factor.

Clean water is a basic human right. Kakuma residents demand ' a public water supply accessible to all '. The current water crisis situation in Turkana host Community calls for urgent measures from both the Turkana County Government , National Government , the United Nations (UN) , UNHCR , UNICEF and international humanitarian actors/agencies operating in Kakuma in Turkana County to pull-up resources to address the scarce local water resources to ensure kakuma gets long term solutions to water problems which have been overlooked over decades and this requires adequate resource allocations; to implement a water pipeline replacement programme, to ensure kakuma water pumps/boreholes stations have independent power supply, so that the boreholes/pumps can always pump water, to ensure kakuma designs/develops a water maintenance plan , to establish new & improve existing water infrastructure lines within Kakuma and environs while also increasing and expanding water storage capacities and building capacity of local communities to manage scarce water resources to ensure many host community's households' have access to clean tap water 24/7.

The visit by the Governor of Turkana County - Hon. Josphat Kooli Nanok to the people of Kakuma on 3rd July 2016 raised hope on water issue with the Hon.Governor promising and making commitment to the residents that the Turkana County Government will work to tackle the water issue within the shortest time possible. importantly, the 3rd July 2016 Marked, the start of the 100 Days given by the CEC Water Engineer Ekutan to address the water problems in Kakuma by the end of 100 days promised by CEC WATER to address water challenges in Kakuma, which ends on 13th October 2016.



Petition Author: David Locham.

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