In Detroit, around 27,000 households have had their water shut off this year, with 10,000 still without service. Activists appealed to the United Nations in June for assistance, and over the weekend of October 18-20th of 2014, two United Nation officials, Catarina de Albuquerque, special rapporteur on water and sanitation, and Leilani Farha, special rapporteur on affordable housing, arrived on a fact-finding mission to observe the impact of the shutoffs and possible human rights violations.
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If you want to assist residents or you are a Detroit resident and your water is at risk of being shutoff or or already has, please contact:
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