Water Misery Intensifies in Zimbabwe

Citizens in city centres resort to digging wells for water and even hospitals face a major crisis

According to Takudzwa Munyaka, Zimbabweans in city centres are resorting to digging wells for water and even hospitals face a major crisis.

While the major focus has been on economic problems, Zimbabwe has been faced with a severe liquidity crunch, which has led to company closures and massive job loses, a huge humanitarian disaster is emerging. This as the government fails to provide social services, including clean water.

Munyaka states that a weekly internal report by the ministry of health and childcare on epidemic-prone diseases, deaths and public health events says
328 people have died nationwide of common diarrhoea since the beginning of the year and more than 190 500 have been treated for the condition.

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Source: 
Mail and Guardian

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