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  • n. Plural form of latrine.


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  • In army camps the latrines are the points from which much infection is transmitted to troops, and thousands of the men have lost their lives by contracting typhoid fever transmitted in this manner.

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  • The Ministry of Finance which is the nominal owner of the land has publicly stated that no humanitarians are to provide support to illegal squatters, especially assistance that may be considered semi-permanent/permanent, such as latrines and health clinics.

    Georgianne Nienaber: New Haiti Cholera Warning, Vaccine Questions, and "Squatters" Vulnerable

  • · Keep sources of pollution such as latrines at least 30 metres away from the well and downhilI from it if there is a slope (caution: in certain hard and fissured rocks, 30 metres is not enough).

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  • They use well established trails connecting well-established feeding places, resting places, and "latrines" where they deposit their droppings.

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  • · Public health facilities, such as latrines and clinics, built with ferrocement roofs and stucco-type walls of the same wire mesh and mortar.

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  • Minorities may enjoy clean living in freshly cleared forest patches, welfare villages with amenities such as latrines and tents, gated communities.


  • "The transfer is expected to begin next week," Mr. Redmond said, noting that UNHCR and other agencies plotted out the locations of facilities - such as latrines, access roads and shelter blocks - at the new camp yesterday.

    ReliefWeb - Headlines

  • This, combined with a lack of sanitation such as latrines, is putting people's health at risk. "

  • Rather, they were best suited to dig ditches, clean latrines, and contribute “only in a muscular way to the work of the army.”

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  • The pit latrines installed months prior collapsed leaving a large open hole to the fecal matter.

    Mark Schuller: Rainy Season Exposes Precariousness of Haiti's Homeless Camps


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