World Toilet day – 19th of November 2013

This year November 19th has been recognised as the  First World Toilet day by the United Nations.

wt dWaterAid is an international non-governmental organisation who has a vision to provide safe water and sanitation to every citizen of the world. World Aid also build thousands of toilets globally each year with the help of local people and partners and demand governments to target to spend  more towards sanitation.

Next time when you contemplate  on the throne of porcelain, spare a thought for the 2.5 billion people of the world who don’t have the luxury of having a toilet!

 Did you know the loo facts ?

– 2.5 billion people (one in three of the world’s population)  don’t have a safe, clean and private toilet.

–   Around 700,000 children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation  (2,000 children a day).

–  Toilets have added 20 years to the human life expectancy over the past two centuries.

–   More people in the world have a mobile phone than a toilet.

Spare a thought for the guy sitting in the corner. What would you do without him?

WaterAid Australia has released a video marking the day with the sanitary song “ Thank you Toilet”

Credits to : WaterAid Australia

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