Animation: The hummingbird flies again!
The hummingbird is the symbol of this year’s World Toilet Day and World Water Day because of an ancient story.
In the old tale, originally told by the Quechua people in Peru, a forest fire breaks out. All the animals run for their lives. They stand at the edge of the blaze, looking at the flames in terror and sadness.
Up above their heads, a hummingbird is flying back and forth to the fire, carrying water drops in her beak. The bigger animals laugh at her. But she keeps going because she wants to do what she can to help. What could you do this World Toilet Day?