World Toilet Day: Top 10 nations lacking toilets

See a lot of people squatting in the open today? Don't be offended: It's the 10th annual World Toilet Day, an initiative to bring awareness to the need for adequate sanitary facilities.

By , Staff writer

9. Brazil: 13 million

About 13 million Brazilians go to the bathroom in the open, according to the WHO, although this is only about 7 percent of the nation's population of 192 million people. Over the past two decades, about 80 percent of the population saw an improvement in sanitation facilities, allowing more than 50 million people to gain access to better facilities. Across Latin America and the Caribbean, the percentage of the regional population openly defecating dropped from 17 percent in 1990 to 6 percent in 2008.

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