Main Countries

Sanitation Facts:

  • 63 per cent of the global population use toilets and other improved sanitation facilities.
  • Since 1990 1.8 billion people gained access to improved sanitation.
  • 2.5 billion people lack improved sanitation
  • 1.1 billion people (15 per cent of the global population) practice open defecation.
  • 949 million open defectors live in rural areas.

Countries, according to WHO, that account for almost three-quarters of the people who practice open defecation:

  1. India (626 million)
  2. Indonesia (63 million)
  3. Pakistan (40 million)
  4. Ethiopia (38 million)
  5. Nigeria (34 million)
  6. Sudan (19 million)
  7. Nepal (15 million)
  8. China (14 million)
  9. Niger (12 million)
  10. Burkina Faso (9.7 million)
  11. Mozambique (9.5 million)
  12. Cambodia (8.6 million)