Saturday, September 28, 2013

Flood, poor sanitation result in health hazard around Monrovia via New Republic (Liberia): One of the contaminated open wells, as the result of heavy downpours and Stockpile of dirt now causing mosquitoes in one of the communities hit by flood. The issue of poor sanitation in and around Monrovia, Liberia's Capital is going from bad to worst in the wake of on-going rainy season, resulting to heavy rain fall the past days.

The situation in Monrovia and its environs has increased sanitation problem, especially in communities affected by flooding. Affected areas include the Samuel Kanyon Doe Community, Clara Town, Topoe Village Community on the Somalia Drive and some parts of Jamaica Road, among other.

The heavy downpour of rain over the last few days socked huge piles of garbage resulting to unfavorable smells in most communities over taken by dirt, and creating mosquitoes as well. In some cases, the heavy downpours washed away the dirt and feces (caused from open defecation) in to wells and homes.

Residents in these communities informed the WASH Reporters & Editors Network of Liberia that heavy down pours over the last few days did not only increase the problem of poor sanitation, but also left their personally belongings destroyed...

Downtown Monrovia, shot by Erik (HASH) Hershman, Wikimedia Commons via Flickr, under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

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