Water in DRC More Often Cause of Death than Source of Life

Inter Press Service: Despite the desperate lack of access to water for domestic use in Mwene Ditu, in the central Democratic Republic of Congo, Dieudonné Ilunga spent a good part of July blocking up residents` wells. "They`ve dug them in old cemeteries, in newly-demarcated lots, next to toilets," said Ilunga, head of the Water Resources Research Department in the city, the second largest in DRC`s Kasaï-Orientale province. Just ten percent of Mwene Ditu`s 600,000 residents are connected to the water supply network......

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