Photo: Lack of Toilets Harming Health of Billions, UN Report Says



A drum of excrement is emptied into an open sewer in the Kibera slums of Kenya, Nairobi.

A new UN report points out that nearly half of the world's population lack adequate bathroom facilities, putting their health at severe risk. UN officials hope the report will raise awareness of the oft-taboo issue and drum up the monetary and political support to start bringing better sanitation and cleaner water to millions.

Photo by Antony Njuguna/Reuters


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