On World Toilet Day, WaterAid Report Ranks Countries Based On Access To Sanitation Facilities

News outlets discuss a report ranking countries based on ease of finding a toilet, released by WaterAid to mark World Toilet Day on November 19.

The Guardian: World Toilet Day: from South Sudan to Russia, where not to get caught short
“South Sudan, where 93 percent of the population lacks access to an adequate toilet, has fewer safe and hygienic latrines per person than any other country in the world, according to a study highlighting the world’s failure to address the global sanitation crisis. … Among developed countries, Russia had the worst sanitation record, with more than a quarter of its population lacking access to safe, private toilets…” (Kweifio-Okai, 11/18).

Wall Street Journal: India Has the World’s Longest Line for the Toilet
“If the 774 million people living without a household toilet in India stood in line, they would stretch from the Earth to the moon, and maybe beyond, a report released to mark World Toilet Day showed Thursday. … India continues have the largest number of people without toilets at home and the highest number of people defecating in the open, the report titled, ‘It’s No Joke: The State of the World’s Toilets 2015,’ says…” (Agarwal, 11/19).