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  • Children play in a in refuse dump in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital.
    (Harare) – The water and sanitation crisis in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, places millions of residents at risk of waterborne disease, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Five years after cholera killed over 4,000 people and sickened 100,000 more, the conditions that allowed the epidemic to flourish persist in Harare’s high-density suburbs.

Reports

  • State Response to Sex Workers, Drug Users and HIV in New Orleans
  • Mistreatment of Drug Users and "Undesirables" in Cambodia’s Drug Detention Centers
  • Burst Pipes, Contaminated Wells, and Open Defecation in Zimbabwe’s Capital

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