World Toilet Day: Top 10 nations lacking toilets
Every day, some 1.1 billion people go to the bathroom without any type of toilet, according to the World Health Organization. And even with a toilet, facilities are not necessarily sanitary. WaterAid America estimates that roughly 2.5 billion people - nearly 40 percent of the global population - do their business unsafely, often in public spaces.
World Toilet Day is organized by the Singapore-based World Toilet Organization, which has 235 member organizations in 58 countries "working toward eliminating the toilet taboo and delivering sustainable sanitation." Here's a list of the world's worst nations in terms of people lacking access to sanitary facilities.
- Stephen Kurczy, Staff writer
Read the full article in the Christian Science Monitor.