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IHCHR calls federal, provincial governments to solve water crisis

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(IHCHR) in Basra asked the Federal and the provincial governments to take "clear and serious" stance toward the water issue in Basra. ​

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights  (IHCHR) in Basra called on the federal and the provincial governments to take "clear and serious" stance toward the water issue in Basra.

The deterioration of water continued as the number of affected people rise to 114,000 despite the law temperature, IHCHR report said.

IHCHR filed complaints to the appeal court, calling on the government to take " serious solutions and allocate money for the families living in Basra to overcome the expenses of water and medicine."

A fact-finding mission revealed Wednesday the extent of pollution of Basra’s water, which it asserted contained fatal levels of sulfur.

The documents issued by the mission stated that Basra’s water could be deadly if used for drinking, pointing out that the sulfur ratios reveal an indescribable waste.

The report added that the people of Basra intend to bring legal proceedings against the competent government authorities.

 

In August, 17,000 people were reported to have been admitted to hospitals over illness from the polluted water.

Moreover, Tamimi called on the central government and local authorities to adopt a clear position on the issue.

Mass protests erupted in Basra in July, with clean water and proper facilities as their top demands.

Last Modified: Saturday، 20 October 2018 06:08 AM
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