Water in Sun City

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In Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, the Sun city shanty town is sometimes the site of armed confrontations between gangs and United Nations forces. The population survives with difficulty, without essential facilities, particularly access to water because of the degradation of existing structures. The Centrale Autonome Métropolitaine d’Eau Potable (CAMEP) is unable to refuel the only working pumping station due to an ambient lack of safety. The International Red Cross Committee (Le Comité International de la Croix-Rouge (CICR)) has undertaken, along with local authorities, to reinforce the fountain management services by creating a management committee made up of Sun City inhabitants. This management committee is responsible for managing the money from water sales. Some of this money is given to the CAMEP to cover water production costs. The management committee can use the money for the upkeep of the fountains which have been rehabilitated by the CICR.

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