5 environmental hazards killing Africans right now

Farida Dawkins October 20, 2018

Kenyan boy squatting by polluted water stream…Ram Pages

Scarcity of fresh water

The challenge of obtaining fresh water in many African countries is threefold.  Infrastructure, inadequate sanitation measures and water pollution are some of the reasons.

“Water is unevenly distributed throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. About 75 percent of the region’s water resources are comprised primarily of eight major river basins.”

“Less rainfall than in the past, it has become difficult for local populations in some of these areas to continue their traditional livestock grazing and farming, and some people have even turned to cutting down and burning the remaining trees to create charcoal to sell as fuel to make a living,” according to Greentumble.

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