Each year, approximately 110,000 children under five die from waterborne diseases in Bangladesh because of lack of sanitation, which British newspaper The Daily Star reported Sunday.
According to official health statistics, 65 million children under five in the country are affected by waterborne diseases because of poor sanitation annually, the newspaper said.
To the UN sources said under the scenario of global urbanization and population growth are a serious threat to the ambitious UN Millennium Development Goals. The United Nations had hoped to halve the number of people without access to drinking water and sanitation by 2015.
But progress has slowed due to population increases and unexpectedly high migration to urban areas, the World Health Organization and the Emergence of the United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF) said.
They estimated some 2.6 billion people around the world have no sanitation, and each year 1.6 million children under five die because of a lack of access.
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