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Almost half the population in developing regions doesn’t have access to sanitary facilities, and an estimated 1.1 billion people practice open defecation, meaning they have to relieve themselves in fields, bushes, forests, rivers or streams, roadsides, or other public spaces.
Societies that practice open defecation are putting themselves at risk of cholera, dysentery, hepatitis A and typhoid.
According to Water.org, one in 10 people across the world lacks access to safe water – that’s more than twice the population of the United States.
Damon discussed the matter in depth at this year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos: