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Makeshift toilets and stagnant water mixed with sewage create a high-risk environment for cholera.
WHO/F. Thompson

New Town has more than 2 000 residents, most of whom do not have access to proper toilets. These toilets (left foreground and right background) are built from scrap wood and metal, raised on stilts beneath which sewage mixes with tidal and rainwater that flows through the settlement.

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