Gorom-Gorom, Burkina Faso

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There is a huge and urgent need for clean water in Gorom-Gorom. Because of terrorists in other parts of Burkina Faso, Gorom-Gorom has more than doubled in size due of an influx of refugees. The current water system is unable to support the influx of refugees on top of existing residents of the town. So they do not have enough water for drinking and basic needs. The people wait, hoping that they can get water from the existing, broken and insufficient water system built for a fraction of the population. The people congregate around taps waiting for water to flow. And people regularly go home with no water. At this point, both refugees and existing residents suffer from thirst and dehydration. Hygiene is a huge problem because of the lack of water.  And the situation is compounded by the global COVID-19 pandemic.