2.6 billion people living without proper toilet

Northwest Pakistan

Two point six billion people, mainly in the developing world, live without a proper toilet, according to the UN.

The lack of proper sanitation can lead to diarrhea the second largest killer of children under five in the developing world.

A five year drive to total sanitation was launched Tuesday at the UN.

Willem-Alexander, the Prince of Orange and the Chairman of the UN's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation says despite impressive development gains since 2000, not enough progress has been made.

"Sanitation is arguably the most overlooked and less advanced MDG target. It's unglamorous yet vital. Neglecting the needs for proper toilets allows a slow moving crisis to continue."

The MDGs or Millennium Development Goals include a target of halving, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to basic sanitation.

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