Half of Vanuatu people lack clean water after cyclone
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24-04-2015, 02:47 PM
Half of Vanuatu people lack clean water after cyclone
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Quote:More than 100,000 people in Vanuatu have no clean drinking water, a month after a monster cyclone struck the tiny Pacific nation, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Wednesday.

Two thirds of the archipelago's water and sanitation infrastructure has been damaged or destroyed and most wells are contaminated, UNICEF said in a statement.

"There is water but quality is not that good because of the contamination," Ketsamay Rajphangthong, chief of UNICEF Vanuatu field office, told Reuters in a phone interview from Vanuatu. "When the water is contaminated, there's lots of risks coming after that, especially diarrhea and also other forms of disease."

Tropical Cyclone Pam destroyed homes and infrastructure when it swept across the South Pacific island nation on March 13, leaving 11 dead and affecting the majority of the 252,800 Vanuatu population.


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24-04-2015, 02:59 PM
RE: Half of Vanuatu people lack clean water after cyclone
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