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Myanmar: bracing for the dry season in the camps in Kachin

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Kachin, Myanmar, March 2015 - Young girls in a camp for displaced people in Kachin collect water from one of the wells dug by humanitarian partners. © OCHA/Z. Nurmukhambetova

Helping displaced people have access to enough clean water throughout the year

As temperatures soar towards the end of March and with little to no rain until the month of May, the dry season poses a serious challenge to the thousands of displaced people in Myanmar. Every year, inadequate access to water affects the health, hygiene and sanitation of displaced people and hampers essential activities like cooking.

“There are too many people in one place here at this camp, so water becomes a problem during the dry season,” says water committee member Tang Nan, 61, at the Maina RC camp for displaced people in Waingmaw, Kachin State.

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