Unicef delivers drinking water in Tripoli
Benghazi, September 3, 2011
Unicef has delivered an additional 500,000 litres of bottled water covering the needs of 24,000 people from vulnerable communities in the Libyan capital.
The shipment is being distributed today through mosques and local organizations.
An additional 3 million litres of water is expected to arrive this weekend to ensure that emergency needs of 85,000 people are covered for at least one week.
Currently, a total of 11 million litres of water is being procured by Unicef from neighbouring countries to cover the needs of an approximately half million people in the coming two weeks.
'Unicef has increased water delivery to Tripoli,” says Pierre Fourcassie, Unicef Emergency Water Coordinator,' the ongoing response is critical in saving lives while we are working with water authorities to improve the water systems in Libya.”
A Unicef technical team continues to work with the Libyan water experts to address the problems at the well field in Southwestern Libya to restore the water supply to Tripoli and other coastal cities as soon as possible. – TradeArabia News Service