Trash piled up in Ehden, July 15, 2019. (Photo by Anthony Makary)
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Human Rights Watch has condemned the government's failure to address the growing trash crisis in north Lebanon, warning of significant health risks due to residents burning waste.Earlier this month, Environment Minister Fadi Jreissati announced a temporary solution to the crisis: dumping trash in a "parking" lot far from homes in the village of Terbol until a new sanitary landfill is built.HRW warned against building new landfills or expanding existing ones without adequate environmental assessments. HRW also called for ensuring that municipalities receive sufficient funding for waste management.
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