Why does World Toilet Day matter?

1.7 billion people on this planet still don’t have a safe, clean toilet. World Toilet Day is a UN-designated day on 19 November  to raise awareness of the sanitation crisis and push for action to change things.

For two years, Ruth and her family lived in a squalid refugee camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo without any toilets or water. But then they moved to a different camp: one that has brand-new toilets and showers that were installed in a project that Toilet Twinning helped fund!

For years, Ruth wasn’t sure she could keep her family alive. ‘Now we can protect ourselves and our children from diseases,’ she says.

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