Over one billion people forced to defecate in the open

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World Toilet Day Logo UNWater.orgOver one billion people around the world are expected to be provided access to toilet facilities as part of a UN campaign.

The UN says defecating in the open can cause serious health concerns and expose women to sexual violence.

In an effort to break the silence on open defecation, the UN is highlighting the issue on World Toilet Day on November 19th.

Stephanie Castro has been speaking with Amalia Navarro from the UN Millennium Campaign about open defecation and what can be done to eliminate the practice.

 

Duration: 3'25"

 

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