It never rains, but it pours – literally for the people of Niamey, Niger. After weeks of praying for rain they experienced some of the heaviest downpours for decades and the subsequent flooding destroyed homes and crops less than two months before harvest.
Oxfam was there to help thousands of people made homeless, including supplying clean water 24/7 at various relocation sites such as schools and community buildings.
Thanks to Oxfam's experience in providing water and sanitation in emergency situations, we have a range of adaptable water tanks that can be rushed to where they are required to meet the needs of people on the ground. Tanks range in size from massive steel constructions through to flexible rubber water bladders.
Transportable tanks like this one can be set up within three hours and can hold around 90,000 litres of safe drinking water. They can be regularly topped up by water tanker deliveries or store water pumped from sources, sometimes kilometres away.