VIDEO From UNICEF Available on UNICEF Supports Community-Led Water and Sanitation Projects in Nigeria

Dec 22, 2010, 22:02 ET from

NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from UNICEF at:

Nigeria is the world's eighth most populous country with some 151 million inhabitants. Of these, an estimated 103 million are not using improved sanitation facilities, and open defecation is rife. In recent years, however, a revolutionary Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach is helping to achieving sanitation in areas like Cross River State. Often the CLTS programme begins at the local school, an approach that the district water board now includes in their overall policy. From here, the water and sanitation partnership between UNICEF, the European Union, local government and community-based organizations help move the project into homes and sensitize communities about the dangers of poor sanitation.

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