Ethiopia ranked worst country for lack of toilets

For the second year in a row, the charity Water Aid has highlighted Ethiopia’s poor record when it comes to access to toilets at home.

On World Toilet Day, it has reported that 93%of Ethiopians lack basic sanitation where they live, making it the lowest ranked nation on the continent.

For Chad, Madagascar and South Sudan, the figure is 90%.

In sub-Saharan Africa overall more than 340 million children do not have access to a decent toilet, thereby increasing the risk of death from diseases like diarrhoea, Water Aid says.

The report also highlighted the lack of toilets in schools for children, with 60% of schools in the region without toilets.

Photo of three toilets in Afica
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