"Water is one of the most basic human needs. It's a crucial requirement for survival both in terms of one's physical health, and for some, their livelihood. Agriculturally-based societies rely on water to maintain their crops and harvests.
In July, bushmen from the Kalahari region of Botswana were denied rights to water. A judge ruled they do not have the freedom to drill for water on their land. The Botswana government has for years tried to push the bushmen out of this territory, and this ruling is yet another attempt at unjustly removing them from their home.
The Botswana bushmen have been suffering without proper access to water for years now. Removing their rights to this fundamental necessity is plain wrong. Write to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon asking him to intervene and give the Botswana bushmen back their right to water."