WaterAid and Tear Fund launch Toilets for All campaign

Twenty million children will die over the next 10 years unless governments across the world act to improve sanitation, according a new joint report from development agencies WaterAid and Tear Fund.

The Toilets for All campaign, launched last week, aims to ensure that everyone in the world has access to a toilet by 2025. The charities are circulating an online petition to encourage the Government to take action.

The Human Waste report, published on World Water Day last Friday, says that 2.4 billion people, nearly half the world's population, do not have adequate sanitation.

Almost 6,000 children die each day from diarrhoea because they do not have clean water and have nowhere to go to the toilet, according to the report.

"Children's deaths from common diseases are preventable. It is a silent tragedy made worse by a scandalous lack of political will among governments to tackle poor sanitation,

the report states.

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