November 19 every year is World Toilet Day. This is an official United Nation’s Observance which seeks to draw attention to the global need for hygiene, Sanitation and Safe Water.
Wondering what you should do as a journalist? Well here are some numbers to JumpStart your ideas.
According to the United Nations,
- 62.5% of people around the world do not have access to safe sanitation.
- 4.5 billion people live without a safe toilet.
- 892 million people practice open defecation
- 1.8 billion people use a water source that could have been contaminated by feaces.