Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Kibera children & youth growing in extremely unhygienic and life threatening conditions

          Kibera is the largest slum in Africa and home to approximately 1 million people. There is a lot of garbage throughout the slum, causing flies and insects to spread infectious diseases, as well as sewage all over and no toilet facilities. 

                       One latrine is shared by up to 50 shacks/ informal settlements and young boys are the ones given the responsibility to empty the latrines in river water the moment they are filled to capacity.

                    That is a serious health hazard and a severe form of water pollution. UN-Habitat and other agencies have tried to assist but the pace is not encouraging. 

        The heartfelt wish is that the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Kenya's environmental body, would get support from the government, local community, international bodies and well wishers in order to drastically improve the situation. 


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