This week is dedicated to the right to water. The UN formally established access to safe drinking water and sanitation as a human right in 2010, and the EU has two Directives, the “Drinking Water” (1998) and the “Water Framework” (2000) Directives outlining related obligations. Yet, many member states are still not adequately implementing these, and Roma communities suffer from this disproportionately. A UNDP Regional Roma Survey (2011) estimates that a large proportion of Romani households – in Romania (72%), Moldova (66%), Slovakia (38%), Croatia (35%) and Hungary (30%) - is not connected to piped public water supply.
This week, we will be posting about the right to water and sanitation, and its relevance to Romani people in Europe, look out for more #water #accesstowater