Disability inclusion and WASH in Greece’s migration camps
Water, sanitation and inclusion: better access is vital in all our WASH operations
Good water and sanitation services are regarded as a right, but billions of people still don’t have access to them. For people with disabilities, the barriers to access can be so much higher, and the impact greater.
People with disabilities are the world’s largest minority, with 15 per cent of the global population affected. An estimated 80 per cent are in developing countries. For our aspirations, expressed in the sustainable development goals, to ensure that everyone has access to good services, disability inclusion adds new challenges.
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100 per cent coverage is coming, slowly
At the current rate of improvement, Wateraid estimates that all people in the world will have access to adequate water and sanitation facilities by the year 2057, 27 years behind schedule. The World Health Organization estimates that one newborn baby dies every minute from infection caused by a lack of safe water and an unclean environment.
40 per cent of the world has access to a toilet
91 per cent has access to safe water
Globally 66 per cent of schools have adequate toilet facilities
81 per cent of people living in urban settings have access to a good toilet
Sustainable development goals
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted in 2015, and call for access to clean water and good sanitation facilities to cover 100 per cent of the world’s population.
- 1990 76%
- 2012 89%
- 2015 91%
- 1990 49%
- 2012 64%
- 2015 68%