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Zimbabwe’s Wetlands Key for Right to Clean Water

Expand A man fetches water from a disused quarry in Harare, October 1, 2019.  © 2020 AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi On February 2, Zimbabwe joined global efforts to mark World Wetlands Day with the theme, “Wetlands and Biodiversity.” This comes at a time when environmental groups have raised concerns about the government’s poor protection of wetlands in the country, particularly in the capital, Harare, which faces a major water crisis. More than half of the city’s 4.5 million residents are without access to clean water and are at risk of waterborne diseases like cholera and typhoid. Wetlands…

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