Syria: Violation of the right to water in Aleppo unacceptable, say UN experts
"Interference with water supplies even in the context of an ongoing conflict is entirely unacceptable,” warned today two UN experts on the rights to water and sanitation, and to health, expressing concern that “large numbers of residents of the city of Aleppo have been forced to use non-potable water, making many ill".
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Ten weeks dry: water is still a privilege, not a right, in Indigenous Australia
Reports emerged that the Utopia Homelands, a Northern Territory Indigenous community, was suffering acute water shortages after a bore at Amengernternenh collapsed during council maintenance works. Many Indigenous communities are impoverished and must make do with limited access to services that the rest of the country simply take for granted.
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Portable toilet protest in Cape Town draws attention to right to sanitation violations
Pota pota toilets are portable toilets used in homes that lack basic sanitation services. They are delivered by truck to homes, used, collected again by trucks, transported to a depot to be emptied, and then returned to the homes for use again.
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