A new study has revealed that millions of Mexicans are forced to live in “sewage” – overcrowded, unhygienic and unsanitary.
The study, conducted by the Mexican government and released on Wednesday, also found that the number of people in Mexico’s “soil” has doubled in the past decade.
The government said it would be “very difficult” to remove the sewer system without disrupting the lives of people living in it.
According to a government report, between 2006 and 2011, around 8 million people were forced to leave their homes due to water contamination and the need to deal with a “fever” of the kind that occurred in Mexico in 2013.
According a government estimate, around 3.2 million people have been displaced by the flooding of the country’s waterways, while around 500,000 have died from lack of water and sanitation.
According in the report, the government expects the new study to show that in addition to the sewer problem, “an additional 500 million people are affected by the [corrosive and toxic] environment in the city and country, including the water and sewage.”
The new study found that some 3.6 million people lived in “soils” as of June 2015.
The study found a total of 5.6 billion people in the country are living in “severely overcrowded and unsansitary conditions”.
According to the study, the number living in the “soiled” areas of Mexico has doubled from 3.1 million in 2006 to 5.1 billion in 2011.
The country has seen record floods and severe weather events over the past two years.
The government is currently working to rebuild damaged infrastructure and provide free healthcare and other basic services to those affected by flood and drought.