‘Shithole’ trends on Twitter as Africa faces a poop dilemma

“…Efforts to improve sanitation in poor countries has so far concentrated on building more latrines, the UN said, but many people refuse to use them.

“In all honesty, the results have been abysmal,” said Rolf Luyendijk, a statistician at the UN children’s fund UNICEF, Reuters reported. According to Luyendijk, money would be better spent in educating people as to why human waste out in the open is a public health problem.

The data shows that defecating in public is continuing to rise in 26 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly Nigeria, the most populous country on the continent where 39 million do not use latrines.”

h/t Exile

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