World Toilet Day


World Toilet Day is designed to bring international attention to the fact that 2.5 billion people lack proper sanitation.

In 2016, it was estimated that 2.5 billion people – or about 1 person out of 3 in the world – lack access to proper sanitation facilities and about half of that number, or almost 1 billion people, have to defecate in the open. Like the right to clean water and food, sanitation is a basic human right. Not having enough access to proper sanitation facilities has a major impact on not only the dignity of people but also on their health and safety.

Organized by the UN.

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