Top Countries Without Sanitation

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Top Countries Without Sanitation

According toِ theِ United Nations, aboutِ 2.6 billion people onِ Earth goِ without access toِ sanitary toilet andِ sewage facilities.
In manyِ cases, people stillِ practice open defecation, orِ goingِ in theِ bush nearِ villages.
This practice canِ beِ deadly, asِ bacteria fromِ excrement oftenِ getِ tracked backِ into theِ community, contaminating water supplies andِ spreading disease.

1. India (818 million)

2. China (607 million)

3. Indonesia (109 million)

4. Nigeria (103 million)

5. Pakistan (98 million)

6. Bangladesh (75 million)

7. Ethiopia (71 million)

8. Congo, DR (50 million)

9. Brazil (39 million)

10. Tanzania (32 million)

11. Sudan (27 million) 

12. Kenya (27 million) 

13. Philippines (22 million)

14. Vietnam (22 million)

15. Ghana (20 million) 

16. Nepal (20 million) 

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Stephanie Pappas isِ a contributing writer forِ Live Science.
She covers theِ world ofِ human andِ animal behavior, asِ well asِ paleontology andِ other science topics.
Stephanie hasِ a Bachelor ofِ Arts inِ psychology fromِ the University ofِ South Carolina andِ a graduate certificate inِ science communication fromِ the University ofِ California, Santa Cruz.