The Useless Nitwits at the UN: Still Making Bad Situations Worse

Because what does a war-torn, disease-ravaged country need besides hazardous waste? UN support for cholera-stricken Somalia includes raw sewage runoffs, hazardous waste dumps | Fox News

Usually it’s the blue-helmeted “peacekeepers,” but not this time.

The main difference this time: the accusations are leveled not at a major force of blue-helmeted U.N. peacekeepers but at a 595-person U.N. mission known as UNSOS, providing infrastructure and field support—including safe disposal of sewage and waste– to some 30,000 or so African Union and Somali National Army forces that are battling Islamist Al Shabaab extremists and struggling to create order in one of the world’s most dangerous countries.

The auditor’s report said it would not be hard to figure out if there was a sanitary/environmental “mistake” the UN folks hadn’t made.

Non-treatment of sewage, not even proper pit latrines. Stockpiles of toxic waste including tires, electrical equipment, etc. The list of things done wrong is staggering. (Though they have communications – in the form of propaganda posters – to tell everyone what a great job is happening.

Somalia is struggling with cholera and other diseases. (50% of the population has no sanitation.) And the UN was supposed to make things better, but the UN is pretty much incapable of making anything better. Useless Nitwits doesn’t cover it.

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