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Homeless America: ‘Everyone should be able to pee for free with dignity’

UN says 2.5 billion lack toilets globally, and activists say many homeless in the US struggle to find restrooms

More than 2.5 billion people around the world do not have access to toilets, the United Nations said Friday, mainly highlighting it as a problem for developing countries. But for many homeless Americans, finding a clean restroom can also be a challenge.

“This, for me, is one of the most drastic and sad examples of the loss of dignity: allowing (people) to practice open defecation,” U.N. deputy secretary general Jan Eliasson told the Guardian in comments that come as the U.N. prepares a new set of international development goals.

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