UN Maldives Commends Government Response to Water Crisis in Male’

UN Maldives Commends Government Response to Water Crisis in Male’
Courtesy of Shan Mohamed Anees, Haveeru Online

Male’, 8 December 2014 - The United Nations in Maldives commends the outstanding response by the Government of Maldives in providing relief to the water crisis in Male' that commenced on 4 Dec 2014. The 130,000 residents in Male' are being provided bottled water and desalinated water via public taps and mobile vehicles. Distinct measures are also taken to address the needs of vulnerable and special needs population.

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