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On World Toilet Day, Many Continue To Lack Access To Safe, Private Sanitation Facilities

Devex: On World Toilet Day, what progress has been made on sanitation facilities?
“Sanitation is not sexy. But World Toilet Day is an annual reminder of just how vital it is for health, human rights, and even economic development. … Some 167 of 183 countries do not have universal coverage of sanitation facilities, according to 2015 statistics from the World Health Organization…” (Cornish, 11/18).

The Guardian: One in five people in cities worldwide live in areas with no safe toilet
“Close to one in five people living in towns, cities, and megacities across the world do not have access to a safe, basic toilet, according to WaterAid. … WaterAid’s Overflowing Cities report ranks developing countries, where the majority of current population growth is happening, according to how they are accommodating the basic needs of urban dwellers…” (McVeigh, 11/18).

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