U.N. Audit Shows Waste, Water Management Lapses In U.N. Support Office In Somalia Operations

Fox News: U.N. support for cholera-stricken Somalia includes raw sewage runoffs, hazardous waste dumps
“More than a year after United Nations peacekeepers were condemned by their own auditors for heedlessly dumping sewage, untreated waste water, garbage, medical waste, and other dangerous materials in a wide array of war-torn countries, the same horrific health practices have surfaced again, in battered Somalia. … [U.N. Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)] auditors visited Somalia from July to October 2017 and issued a report covering [United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS)] activities from January 2015 to the end of last June. The report was completed last December but made public only in mid-January 2018. … A U.N. peacekeeping spokesperson told Fox News that nearly a score of wastewater treatment plants are now operational in Somalia, along with a number of solid waste management facilities…” (Russell, 1/31).

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