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Senegal: Protest in Dakar on August 3 due to water shortages

Several neighborhoods of Dakar affected by water shortages as of July 25; related protest to take place on August 3

27 juill. 03h41 UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 25/7/2018, 12h00 until 3/8/2018, 11h59 (Africa/Dakar). COUNTRY/REGION Dakar

Event

As of July 25, water shortages, ongoing for more than two months, continue to affect Dakar. The Mbeubeuss and Guédiawaye areas of the city are among the most affected. Reports indicate that the shortages have worsened in the past days, with portions of Dakar being left with either no running water or unsanitary water. Civil society groups have called for a protest to be held on Friday, August 3, in the Khar Yalla area of Dakar. Similar protests are to be anticipated throughout Dakar in the coming days and weeks.

Context

The shortages have been caused by construction work on the city's water supply network.

Advice

Individuals in Dakar are advised to conserve water, stock up on bottled water, keep abreast of the situation via local media outlets, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities (e.g. water rationing measures).

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