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Back to basics

作者:亓迷  时间:2019-03-07 03:19:08  人气:

By Fred Pearce in Nairobi I’M STANDING in a festering slum: there are no sewers, no drains, the communal pit latrines are overflowing, and the alleyways are too narrow for conventional latrine-emptying trucks. Three-quarters of a million people are trapped in this area of about 100 hectares—roughly the size of London’s Regent’s Park. For the inhabitants, clearing the sewage is a pressing priority. “It’s the kind of practical problem aid agencies are not very good at,” Graham Alabaster who is based in Nairobi with Habitat, the UN’s urban development agency, tells me. “They are hot on sociology,