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The Indian Ocean island of Mayotte is France’s poorest department, but still boasts the country’s highest birthrates. The booming demography makes Mayotte’s chronic water shortages all the more problematic. A third of all Mayotte households don’t have access to piped water supply, and for those who do, water shut-offs have become all too frequent. It’s a recurring problem but with no apparent solutions in sight… France 3’s Benjamin Delombre reports, with FRANCE 24’s James Vasina.
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