Not a Drop to Drink

Lima's poorest residents are using nets to capture the moisture from the fog that shrouds the city. They don't have access to running water and often pay a high price to get it.
October 21, 2009, 10am PDT | Alek Miller
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"'It's incredible that this is happening, there's internet, telephone and cable TV connections but no water - the most basic necessity for human life,' he [Abel Cruz, head of the group Peruvians Without Water (Peruanos Sin Agua)] said.

More than 250,000 people in this neighbourhood rely on private water trucks. They pay up to 10 times more than residents of middle-class Lima suburbs like Miraflores who have water on tap."

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Published on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 in BBC News
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