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Water and sanitation in the Pacific continue to be dire

There's concern that addressing water and sanitation challenges in the Pacific has become an afterthought for regional politicians and international leaders.


The Pacific Community (SPC), which provides scientific and technical expertise to the island nations on issues like water and climate change, is reporting a decline in water hygiene initiatives in the region.


Around 70 percent of the Pacific population don't have their basic sanitation needs met including access to running water to wash hands after using the toilet.

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