Via Radio Dabanga: Water crisis in Sudan’s Red Sea state, new hemorrhagic fever cases. Excerpt:
People living in the eastern Sudanese Red Sea state are complaining of a shortage of drinking water for nearly nine months.
“There is no indication that the water problem will be solved soon,” activist Amin Sinada told Radio Dabanga from the Port Sudan, the capital of Red Sea state. “The crisis may become even worse, as the commercial water prices are increasing.”
He accused state officials of being behind the interruption of drinking water supplies to residential districts. “They are using the water for their personal benefits.”
Sinada also reported that hemorrhagic fever has re-emerged in the state. “The health authorities, however, are attempting to cover up this repeated emergency. Hemorrhagic fever patients have been transferred to hospitals in Port Sudan, but the authorities ordered the medical staff not to provide any information on the cases to the press.”