World Toilet Day, a UN Day of Observance, is held each year on 19 November

More people in the world have a mobile phone (6 billion) than have access to a toilet (4.5 billion). One initiative linked with World Toilet Day is Toilet Twinning, begun by CORD (Christian Outreach for Relief & Development) and now run by Tearfund.

This promotes projects for improving sanitation in some of the poorest communities in the world, raising funds and awareness through twinning toilets. For £60, a home, church or school can be linked to somewhere where facilities are very different. The funds raised help Tearfund deliver water and sanitation projects in more than 25 countries. Those twinned receive a certificate and photo, with coordinates of the toilet twinned.

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