Of the 60 million people added to the world's towns and cities every year, most move to slums with no sanitation facilities.
Around the world 2.5 billion people don’t have access to a toilet and 1.1 billion still practice open defecation.
Women struggle the most from the lack of adequate sanitation. In many countries, it is not acceptable for a woman to relieve herself during the day. They wait hours for nightfall, just to have privacy. This impacts health and puts their safety at risk. About half of all girls worldwide attend schools without toilets, which causes many girls to drop out when they reach puberty.
The good news is that Water.org is hard at work building toilet and sanitation facilities in the world's poorest regions. Access to proper sanitation and toilets are a prerequisite for health and overcoming the burdens of poverty.
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