Tribes without clean water demand an end to decades of US government neglect

Tribes without clean water demand an end to decades of US government neglect

The Guardian

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US has broken promises as Indigenous Americans lack access to safe water, a crisis worsened by Covid-19

The US government’s haphazard approach to providing Indigenous American tribes with clean drinking water and sanitation must be radically transformed to tackle decades of underfunding and neglect, according to a new report.

An estimated one in 10 Indigenous Americans lack access to safe tap water or basic sanitation – without which a host of health conditions including Covid-19, diabetes, and gastrointestinal disease are more likely.

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