Protests have erupted in Agareb, Tunisia, over the poor waste management system in the country.
According to Africa News, a nearby landfill in the town has caused severe illnesses for many throughout the area. New viral diseases were discovered, which led to a serious public health concern, including death.
Ben Ibrahim, the mother of a 21-year-old who died from the dump, stated the following:
“We will keep going until they close the dump because it is hurting us. All the residents of Agareb were affected. What have we done? We are Tunisians and we want to live.”
The site has been closed since September, but the stench and disease still affect the town.
Until Next Time…
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Tunisian’s Agareb protests over waste crisis. Africa News. (2021, November 11). Retrieved November 14, 2021, from https://www.africanews.com/2021/11/13/tunisian-s-agareb-protests-over-waste-crisis//.