Costa Rica Launches Initiative on Environment and Human Rights

Costa Rica Launches Initiative on Environment and Human Rights

Young girl washing dishes at a borehole near Eland coal mine in Mwabulambo, Karonga district. Women and girls who are largely responsible for fetching water often have to walk longer distances—as a result of mining activity that has affected usual water sources—to fetch water from what they believe are less contaminated sources, farther away from the mines, risking danger and losing time to attend school, earn money, and rest. © 2016 Lauren Clifford-Holmes for Human Rights Watch

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