Drought in Peru - living without water DW Documentary

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Drought in Peru - living without water DW Documentary

Peru is facing a water crisis. Groundwater supplies are rapidly vanishing and the poorest have no access to water. The cause the countrys farming boom. Whats it like to live without running water? In Perus sprawling capital, Lima, this is the everyday reality for million children and adults, forced to pay up to a weeks salary for just one days the problem isnt confined to the capital, across the country, the shortage of water is putting lives in danger and provoking conflict, as it displaces communities and threatens their agricultural livelihoods. Climate change is partly to blame, but in this film we explore how European consumers are making this crisis worse. The fruit and vegetables – avocados, asparagus and exotic fruits – that end up on our supermarket shelves are literally sucking Perus land dry. In Lima we meet families struggling to live without one of lifes basic necessities. With only a few liters of water a week, their childrens health is at risk, and theyre at the mercy of unscrupulous businessmen, whose water trucks sell allegedly contaminated water at inflated prices. For others, the situation is even bleaker – we meet people without access to any water at all, who are forced to beg their neighbors every day for enough to wash and cook with. But there are no easy answers to the deepening crisis. Perus industries have brought jobs, wealth and even womens empowerment to vast areas that used to be desperately poor. This film goes right to the heart of the water crisis – showing how societys poorest are caught in the middle of a struggle between business, climate change and international , powerful and informative DW Documentary is always close to current affairs and international events. Our eclectic mix of award-winning films and reports take you straight to the heart of the story. Dive into different cultures, journey across distant lands, and discover the inner workings of modern-day life. Subscribe and explore the world around you every day, one DW Documentary at a to DW Documentary:# For more information visit: : DW netiquette policy:

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