right to water

One in four health facilities lacks basic water services, two billion people affected

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, World Health Organization Technical Officer, Maggie Montgomery, explained how improved water services in health care facilities, can have a wider and positive impact on communities overall, in countries including Ghana, India and Ethiopia.

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News in Brief 3 April 2019

  • Millions of lives at risk from lack of basic water facilities
  • UN chief pays tribute to Egypt’s role in avoiding escalation of violence in Gaza
  • Haiti ‘at the crossroads between peacekeeping and development’
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Widespread water shut-offs in US city of Detroit prompt outcry from UN rights experts

Disconnecting water from people who cannot pay their bills is an affront to their human rights, a group of United Nations experts said today, amid reports of widespread water shut-offs in the United States city of Detroit for non-payment.