Around the world, more than 650 million people do not have access to clean water, while 2.3 billion people lack access to a safe, private restroom, according to research from international charity WaterAid published today.
The report, entitled "The State of the World's Toilets 2015", looks at sanitary conditions around the world to raise awareness. It has been released on World Toilet Day to raise awareness of poor sanitation, which is closely linked to the transmission of diseases: the report claims 400,000 newborn babies in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia died in 2013 from infections related to unhygienic environments.
According to the report, South Sudan is the worst place in the world to find a toilet: 93 per cent of its population do not have access to a household toilet. All of the 10 worst places are in Africa.