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When refugees fled from Sudan to Uganda, some aid agencies in Sudan went with them. Their priorities were to supply water and promote hygiene, in addition to providing health care and education begun previously. The author recounts her experience of working alongside these agencies, women refugees, Sudanese technical experts, and community representatives. She saw how tap stands providing clean drinking water were built for the refugees. Further to this, the Ugandan Red Cross provided health education about use of the tap stands. Tap stand committees have now formed to maintain messages of hygiene promotion and technical upkeep.

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