|USAID Director of Disaster Assistance Visits AVSI in IDP Camps of Uganda|
|Friday, 11 May 2007 00:00|
On May 3rd, OFDA officials including Director Ky Luu met with the AVSI team in Kitgum and Pader to discuss ongoing water and sanitation activities in the two districts. Both Lacekocot IDP Camp and the new Barayom site in Pader district were visited.
In Lacekocot, AVSI, thanks to OFDA funds, has installed two motorized boreholes and one ferro, a rainwater-harvesting tank. Regular maintenance and pump operations are maintained by AVSI through OFDA funding.
In nearby Barayom, a new site developed in response to the surrounding population’s desire to be closer to their land, AVSI supplied two urgently needed bore holes with OFDA funding at the end of 2006. Along with AVSI’s ongoing hygiene and water management training, an eleven-member Sanitation Committee will be trained in May 2007.
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