#1 Adnan Januzaj Belgique Maillot von gsnoopy520 28.06.2018 05:39

The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned Tuesday that two million people living in Syria's Aleppo city have been cut off from water supplies following attacks on the electricity transmission station that pumped water to the eastern and western parts of the war-torn city.

"Children and families in Aleppo are facing a catastrophic situation. These cuts are coming amid a heat wave, putting children at a grave risk of waterborne diseases," said UNICEF's representative in Syria, Hanaa Singer, in a statement.

"Getting clean water running again cannot wait for the fighting to stop. Children's lives are in serious danger," she added.

Though authorities managed to put in place a power line on Aug.4, the alternative network was damaged by fighting less than a day after water supplies were restored, UNICEF explained.

UNICEF stressed that urgent repairs to water-pumping facilities are needed since this is the only way to restore critical supplies to the two million people living in the city.

If this is not done, residents will have no choice but to resort to risky practises, such as drinking water from wells which may be contaminated by faecal matter rendering it unsafe to drink, UNICEF reported.

"We urge parties to the conflict to immediately allow safe access for technicians to conduct critical repairs to the electricity and water systems," said Singer.

"Civilian infrastructure like electricity and water pumping stations must never be attacked," she reminded.

NAIROBI Portuguesa Mundial Camisola , Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Regina Wairimu defied freezing cold and light showers at dawn on Tuesday to rush to a nearby polling station where a long queue of voters patiently waited for their turn to cast their ballot and elect their favorite leaders.

The middle-aged mother of three has in the previous elections defied elements and demanding chores at home to participate in a noble exercise of choosing the next crop of representatives at all levels of government.

Her career in the medical profession has as well nurtured a desire to participate in a civic duty that would ultimately determine whether local communities would benefit from improved delivery of critical services like health, education and water supply.

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