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2 BILLION PEOPLE LACK BASIC SANITATION

Among them, a staggering 673 million people relieve themselves outside, out of necessity or customs. This can contaminate water sources and expose girls and women to the threat of violence and harassment.

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"Nearly 800 children die every day from diarrhea caused by unsafe water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene. Through this innovative partnership with LIXIL, we hope to help keep every child healthy and alive."

- Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF

CHILDREN AT RISK

Approximately 288,000 children die every year from diarrhea-related illnesses caused by dirty water and poor sanitation. Fifty percent of malnutrition and approximately twenty-five percent of stunted growth in children have been associated with diarrhea and intestinal worm infections, often impacting them physically and mentally later in life. Schools in disadvantaged areas that lack proper hygiene and sanitation can especially affect girls during their period, causing many of them to drop out of school.

Every two minutes, a child dies from a preventable diarrhea related disease.

THE COST

In 2015, the burden of dealing with poor sanitation and related problems cost some countries as much as 5 percent of GDP. Among world regions, Asia Pacific suffers the greatest loss at 1.1 percent. Africa loses 0.9 percent, Latin America and the Caribbean lose 0.6 percent and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and the Middle East lose 0.4 percent.

The global economy lost an estimated $223 billion USD in 2015 because of poor sanitation*.*LIXIL and Oxford Economics: The True Cost Of Poor Sanitation (September 2016)

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"In many countries, this sanitation crisis has devastating consequences for public health and reduces children’s
opportunities for the future, as many drop out of school because there is nowhere to go to the bathroom."

- Jin Montesano
Executive Officer and Senior Managing
Director
overseeing Corporate
Responsibility, LIXIL Corporation

MAKE A SPLASH! TOILETS FOR ALL LIXIL IN PARTNERSHIP WITH unicef

Join the sanitation movement

For only $20 USD, you can help one child access a toilet at home for a year. Your donation will be used to support LIXIL and UNICEF’s sanitation programs.

Together, we can keep children healthy, safe, and learning at school.

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