Displaced People In Horn Of Africa Forced To Drink Dirty Water Featured

Garowe (PP News Desk) — People in Jiingadaha camp for internally displaced persons in Garowe, Somalia, are bearing the brunt of the economic hardships caused by the depreciation of the Somali shilling.

 Water wells that supplied water for the camp closed shortly after businesses refused to accept the Somali shilling for transactions. “We are forced to use unclean water that companies have disposed of. Water pumps in the camp are no longer working. Water wells do no accept the Somali shilling , and had to close” one of the camp residents told Puntland Post.

Water well operators near Jiingadaha camp decided to stop selling water to customers who pay with the Somali shilling.

“They will not be able to pay their staff if they let customers pay in Somali shillings. That’s why water wells are temporarily closed. It is IDPs who suffer as a result of the closure” said a former NGO worker in Garowe.

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