Water crisis plagues Peru

Up to a million people in the Peruvian capital lack access to quality drinking water.

    Despite an abundance of water in Latin America, the continent is facing multiple problems obtaining life's most precious commodity ... with far-reaching consequences for health.

    The Inter-American Development Bank says droughts, crop losses, starvation and water-rationing have affected countries across the region. 

    One of the worst cases is Peru's capital, Lima. The city sits on a desert, and up to a million of its residents lack access to quality drinking water.

    Al Jazeera's Craig Mauro reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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