Night Loo provides safe portable toilet for women in refugee camps

American designer Anna Meddaugh has designed a personal urinal that women in refugee camps can use in their shelters at night to avoid the threat of sexual violence outside.

Meddaugh was named runner up in the US James Dyson Award for her prototype, Night Loo, a portable and reusable toilet box with polymer beads that soak up liquid and odours.

In the light and relative safety of day, users dispose of the contents in the public toilet.

Meddaugh created Night Loo to provide a safe option for women and girls in refugee camps, who have reported feeling too scared to use the provided toilets at night.

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