To deny people basic sanitation is not just inhumane—it also kicks the first step out from a country's ladder of development

Access to Sanitation

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SUB-SAHARAN
AFRICA
MIDDLE EAST
AND NORTH AFRICA
CENTRAL ASIA EAST/SOUTH ASIA  
AND PACIFIC
AMERICAS
Level of Access Level of Access Level of Access Level of Access Level of Access
Kenya 1 Algeria 1 Kazakstan 1 Australia 1 Costa Rica 1
Mauritius 1 Iran 1 Kyrgyzstan 1 Korea, Rep. 1 Dominican Rep. 1
Tanzania 1 Jordan 1 Turkmenistan 1 Malaysia 1 El Salvador 1
Botswana 2 Libya 1 Afghanistan 4 Philippines 1 Guatemala 1
Burundi 2 Oman 1 Armenia No data Singapore 1 Honduras 1
Cameroon 2 Saudi Arabia 1 Azerbaijan No data Thailand 1 Jamaica 1
Central African Rep. 2 Tunisia 1 Georgia No data Bhutan 2 Panama 1
Congo 2 U. Arab Emirates 1 Tajikistan No data Indonesia 2 Trinidad/Tobago 1
Ghana 2 Iraq 2 Uzbekistan No data Mongolia 2 Argentina 2
Guinea 2 Lebanon 2 Sri Lanka 2 Bolivia 2
Mozambique 2 Morocco 2 Bangladesh 3 Colombia 2
Nigeria 2 Syria 2 India 3 Cuba 2
Rwanda 2 Turkey 2 Lao Rep. 3 Ecuador 2
South Africa 2 Egypt 3 Myanmar 3 Mexico 2
Uganda 2 Sudan 4 Pakistan 3 Uruguay 2
Zambia 2 Yemen 4 Cambodia 4 Venezuela 2
Zimbabwe 2 Israel No data China 4 Brazil 3
Burkina Faso 3 Kuwait No data Nepal 4 Nicaragua 3
Côte d'Ivoire 3 Papua New Guinea 4 Paraguay 3
Gambia 3 Viet Nam 4 Peru 3
Guinea-Bissau 3 Japan No data Haiti 4
Lesotho 3 Korea, Dem. No data Canada No data
Madagascar 3 New Zealand No data Chile No data
Mali 3 United States No data
Mauritania 3
Namibia 3
Senegal 3
Togo 3
Angola 4
Benin 4
Chad 4
Congo, Dem. Rep. 4
Ethiopia 4
Liberia 4
Malawi 4
Niger 4
Sierra Leone 4
Somalia 4
Eritrea No data
Gabon  No data
 
Note: Comparable sanitation data do not exist for Europe.

SOURCES: WHO, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council and UNICEF, Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Monitoring Report: 1996; other government reports; MICS and DHS.

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