New Delhi promised to build hundreds of public toilets for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Only 9 were built, and none of them are functioning. This short report from Al Jazeera’s Sohail Rahman highlights the fact that over 50 per cent of Indians have no access to clean toilets. It focuses on the lack of facilities in India’s growing cities and in schools. The report features rural development minister Jairam Ramesh, the inevitable Bindeshwar Pathak of Sulabh International and UNICEF India’s Suzanne Coates.
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- Re: Sanitation for the Homeless in the US - by: markllo December 8, 2016From numbers I've seen the there are are more homeless on the U.S. West Coast than other parts of the country. Interestingly these issues are happening in very liberal cities who are working hard to find solutions. In Seattle there has been a huge population boom that has caused a huge spike in housing prices that has caused a sharp decrease in marginal […]
- Re: Sanitation for the Homeless in the US - by: KaiMikkel December 8, 2016Mughal - By some estimates there are currently millions of people in the United States who lack stable living situations. In addition to those that are termed the "chronic homeless" (people served and thus recorded by social service agencies) these estimates include people who are living in their automobiles, squatters, migrant farm workers, so-cal […]
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- Re: Sanitation for the Homeless in the US - by: F H Mughal December 8, 2016Dear Carol, Thank you for your feedback. The factors you mentioned - economy, mental illness, addiction, migration, are strong enough to cause homelessness. Just one query: Is this happening in other US cities? You are right - we should talk of sanitation. It is just that I thought it would be helpful to understand background of an area, before taking sanita […]
- Re: Sanitation for the Homeless in the US - by: Carol McCreary December 8, 2016Hi Mughal, Yes, most homeless San Franciscans once had houses in San Francisco. The most recent research here on the west coast shows that the economy, particularly the housing market to be a cause urban houselessness. Other factors contribute - mental illness, addiction, rural to urban migration - but not as much as most people think. This research comes fr […]
- Re: Sanitation for the Homeless in the US - by: markllo December 8, 2016
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