Over 750,000 children under the age of 5 will die this year due to diarrhea caused from open defecation.
80% of diseases in developing countries are caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation, including inadequate sanitation facilities.
Children continue to pay the price in lost lives, missed schooling, disease, malnutrition, and poverty.
Women and children risk sexual harassment and assault when defecating at night and in secluded areas.
Improving access to clean water and sanitation is a critical step towards reducing the impact of poverty. It also helps create physical environments that enhance safety, dignity, and self-esteem.