Niger: Access to Sanitation Still a Luxury for the Very Few

Inter Press Service: About 20 communities in Tillabéri, west Niger, have been declared open defecation-free zones as across the country, very few people have access to proper sanitation. The communities were part of a Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) project, launched in September 2010 in 32 villages in the region by the local office of the NGO Plan International. Souley Hachimou, a sanitation technician in Niamey, the Niger capital, told IPS: "Open air defecation is a widespread hazard in Niger, especially......

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