Water and sanitation gains mask growing inequalities

by IRIN News

Some 2.5 billion people still use unimproved sanitation facilities. Photo: Ahmed Dalloul/IRIN

Inequalities in access to clean drinking water and sanitation persist and in some cases are getting worse, although close to two billion people globally have gained access to clean drinking water and sanitation since 1990, according to new data from the World Health Organization and the UN Children’s Fund.