Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - An innovative pump, in which water is drawn when children play on a merry-go-round, has recently been installed by UNAMID in Abu Shouk village, near Al Fasher, North Darfur.
A press release by the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said the mission’s initiative provides an easy and fast way to extract water in a manner that is eco-friendly and entertaining.
It said the play pump, designed by South-African non-profit organization "Roundabout Water Solutions", consists of a special merry-go-round that when spun drives water from an underground borehole into a tank. The water is then collected from a simple tap where everyone has access.
The statement explains that UNAMID is supporting other projects in Darfur to facilitate access to water for the local population. One of them is the distribution of high-capacity water roller containers.
On Tuesday, the Mission provided carriers to the Child Reformatory Centre in al Fasher for use in transporting water more easily than traditional methods, the release added.
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