Stat of the week: 44.8% of people in the Solomon Islands still practice open defecation

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44.8% of people in the Solomon Islands still practice open defecation (defecating outside rather than using a toilet).

World Toilet Day celebrates toilets and raises awareness of the 3.6 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation. When some people in a community do not have safe toilets, everyone’s health is threatened. Poor sanitation contaminates drinking-water sources, rivers, beaches and food crops, spreading deadly diseases among the wider population. (Source: United Nations)

SDG 6.2.1 Population practicing open defecation

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Pacific Island Countries and territories20102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Cook Islands1.121.121.12
Fiji0.30.260.220.180.140.080.04n/cn/cn/cn/c
Micronesia (Federated States of)9.59.59.59.59.5
Kiribati37.6836.9136.1335.3434.5533.7532.9532.1631.3630.5729.77
Marshall Islands10.7810.6710.5710.4610.3610.2510.1510.069.969.869.75
Nauru2.22.332.462.592.592.592.592.59
Niuen/cn/cn/cn/cn/cn/cn/cn/cn/cn/cn/c
Papua New Guinea14.0614.2714.4914.714.9115.1215.3315.5315.7315.9316.13
Palaun/cn/cn/cn/cn/cn/cn/cn/cn/cn/cn/c
Solomon Islands53.3652.2251.149.9848.8647.7546.6445.5345.2945.0444.79
Tonga0.140.130.110.090.080.060.040.030.020.020.02
Tuvalu6.487.197.98.489.038.968.888.818.75
Vanuatu1.431.291.151.010.860.720.580.440.30.30.3
Samoa0.080.080.090.10.110.120.130.140.140.150.15
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