World With More Phones Than Toilets Shows UN’s Water Challenges

World With More Phones Than Toilets Shows UN’s Water Challenges

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A manual scavenger collects human waste while cleaning a toilet in Nekpur village, Muradnagar in Uttar Pradesh. Statistics show at least one in three people don’t have a toilet. More people die from diseases caused by not having a clean, safe place to go to the bathroom than from HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.