lake chad basin crisis: diffa, niger: JHahn_LakeChadBasin_16

A herder drinks water in Kindjandi Town/Camp in Diffa, Niger.Kindjandi, a town of over 3000 is now supporting close to 23,000 displaced. Before the crisis, Kindjandi had one well to supply the towns people. Then during Ramadan last year, two displaced herders fought over the already scarce water, resulting in one death. Since then, aid agencies installed 15 more wells and 17 bladders containing 10,000L each (filled by truck twice a day) in order to provide enough water for the town, displaced people and the estimated 20,000 animals that visit each day in need of water. But agencies are worried as this is only a temporary solution that is not sustainable.

A herder drinks water in Kindjandi Town/Camp in Diffa, Niger. 

Kindjandi, a town of over 3000 is now supporting close to 23,000 displaced. Before the crisis, Kindjandi had one well to supply the towns people. Then during Ramadan last year, two displaced herders fought over the already scarce water, resulting in one death. Since then, aid agencies installed 15 more wells and 17 bladders containing 10,000L each (filled by truck twice a day) in order to provide enough water for the town, displaced people and the estimated 20,000 animals that visit each day in need of water. But agencies are worried as this is only a temporary solution that is not sustainable.