Skip to comments.UN report: San Francisco's 'cruel and inhuman' homelessness crisis is a human rights violation
Posted on 11/04/2018 7:56:28 AM PST by lowbridge
The Bay Area's "cruel and inhuman" conditions for homeless residents violate a number of human rights, according to a reportwritten by United Nations Special Rapporteur Leilani Farha.
Farha revealed her findings before the UN General Assembly two weeks ago, after previously reporting that homeless residents in San Francisco and Oakland had been denied "access to water, sanitation and health services, and other basic necessities."
In January, she went on a fact-finding mission to assess the state of the Bay Area's homeless encampments, which are teeming with trash, feces, and discarded needles. In Oakland, Farha witnessed rats digging through the mud and families camped outside in the cold.
These harrowing conditions prompted her togroup San Francisco alongside cities likeMumbai and Delhi, which are known for some of the poorest and dirtiest neighborhoods in the world. In a statement to the East Bay Express, Farha compared the Oakland campsto a low-income dwelling in Mexico City that had no running water and was forced to steal electricity.
It's not the first time these associations have been drawn. Earlier this year, an NBC Bay Area investigation found that the streets of downtown San Francisco were dirtier than slums in Brazil, Kenya, and India.
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ya gets more of what ya pays more for
San Fransicko pays more to bums, drug addicts, panhandlers, and people who shit on the streets
than almost any other city in the world
San Fransicko getgs more bums, drug addicts, panhandlers, and people who shit on the streets
Even a blind squirrel finds a nut sometimes.
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