Lebanon: Doctors warn of spread of cholera in refugee camps as rubbish crisis intensifies

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Lebanon: Doctors warn of spread of cholera in refugee camps as rubbish crisis intensifies

by Sarah Lindsay September 15, 2015

International Business Times

 

Home to approximately 1.8 million refugees, Lebanon is facing a growing waste problem. The country’s refugee camps have become an open dumping ground, with sewage and domestic waste being burned in backyards and thrown into rivers. The result? Widespread water contamination, threatening outbreaks of waterborne diseases like typhoid and cholera.

 

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