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  • UN report: San Francisco's 'cruel and inhuman' homelessness crisis is a human rights violation

    11/04/2018 7:56:28 AM PST · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 30, 2018 | Aria Bendix
    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...