If this report is true, it is a huge embarrassment to NATO and our Western culture, where there should be no segregation and every human being is expected to be valued and treated equally regardless of colour or cultural background.
The government of Afghanistan and the international aid community says it has spent a lot of development money on projects that have improved access to drinking water, while sanitation issues have received little or no funding, according to the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development.
From the Globe and Mail in Canada:
NATO’s potty rules shut out Afghans
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN — Under a bizarre policy that echoes the days of segregation in the United States, Afghans who work at the NATO base at Kandahar Airfield must use separate toilets marked “local nationals only.”
“I don’t see any reason for separate bathrooms,” he said. “Everybody is human, so it should be one [toilet].”
NATO killing Afghan civilians: here.
Afghanistan: Poor sanitation, bad toilets cause deaths, misery: here.
AFGHANISTAN-US: Military Translators Risk Low Pay, Death: here.