In the poorest countries, about half of facilities do not have basic water services - meaning water delivered by pipes or boreholes that protect it from faeces - putting birthing mothers and newborns in particular danger, new data shows.
Cholera is a major concern for hundreds of thousands of Cyclone Idai survivors who are now living in squalid conditions.
While new sanitation is being installed around India, some sewage workers are said to be paying with their lives.
The panic buying started after major hypermarkets were informed by toilet paper manufacturers of a 10 to 30 percent price hike from mid-March due to rising international pulp prices.
According to World Health Organisation only 39 percent of the world’s population use a toilet that is connected to a safe sewerage system.
A court in the state of Rajasthan says not constructing a toilet in the five years of the couple's marriage amounted to cruelty. Almost 600 million people in India defecate in the open.
The government is trying to control a typhoid outbreak caused by poor sanitation and unregulated water supplies. The ban on street food has been put in place to prevent the water-borne disease from spreading.
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