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19 Apr 1990 description

UNDRO 89/0250

S P E C I A L A P P E A L

POWER SHORTAGE IN GUYANA

1. DUE TO BREAKDOWN OF POWER GENERATING STATIONS FOLLOWING RECENT FLOODS, SAFE WATER SUPPLY AND SEWERAGE DISPOSAL IN GEORGETOWN PROVINCE HAVE BEEN DISRUPTED. POWER SHORTAGE
RENDERED INOPERATIVE DRAINAGE PUMPS CONSIDERED ESSENTIAL. PIPING INFRASTRUCTURES, CONTAMINATED BY FLOODINGS, HAVE BEEN DAMAGED BY POPULATION LOOKING FOR POTABLE WATER. CONTAMINATED WATER EXPOSES THE POPULATION TO HIGH RISKS OF EPIDEMIC OUTBREAKS.