The UN Refugee Agency on Tuesday announced it is serving some 500 households with clean water at the Bidibidi refugee settlement in northwest Uganda.

“A solar-powered borehole set up by UNHCR with investment from partners and the private sector pumps groundwater to points closer to almost 500 households,” the UNHCR said in a statement on Tuesday.

“The minimum water requirement for a person is 20 liters per day. Three years ago, the supply in Bidibidi refugee settlement averaged just 2.3 liters a day,” the UNHCR noted.

“From morning to noon, refugees could not cook, many didn’t even have water

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