Media roundup - clean water, wash news round-up, June 25 2021

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24 June 2021
WaterAid media round up June 25, 2021, photo credit thanks to Latter Day Saint Charities

June 25, 2021

Water of death: how arsenic is poisoning rural communities in India  

Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/jun/24/water-of-death-how-arsenic-is-poisoning-rural-communities-in-india 

 

Amazon dams: No clean water, fish dying, then the pandemic came 

Mongabay News: https://news.mongabay.com/2021/06/amazon-dams-no-clean-water-fish-dying-then-the-pandemic-came/ 

 

African Sanitation Policy Guidelines to streamline sanitation policies 

ESI Africa: https://www.esi-africa.com/industry-sectors/water/african-sanitation-policy-guidelines-to-streamline-sanitation-policies/ 

Africa

Southern African nations agree to deploy forces to Mozambique 

AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/6/23/southern-african-nations-agree-to-deploy-forces-to-mozambique  

 

Market air raid kills dozens in Ethiopia’s Tigray, say witnesses 

AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/6/23/airstrike-kills-dozens-in-ethiopias-tigray-region-say-witnesses  

 

'Here is the news... I haven't been paid': Zambian TV anchor interrupts his live bulletin to complain that he and his colleagues have not received wages 

Mail: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9717077/Zambian-TV-anchor-interrupts-live-bulletin-complain-colleagues-not-paid.html 

 

The Kenyan women crushing stone and stereotypes at the same time 

Independent: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/kenya-women-stone-crush-gender-equality-b1870715.html  

Asia 

Cambodia charges three environmental activists with plotting and insulting the king 

Independent: https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/cambodia-king-activists-mother-nature-b1870444.html   

 

‘A haven for free-thinkers’: Pakistan creatives mourn loss of progressive arts space 

Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/jun/24/a-haven-for-free-thinkers-pakistan-creatives-mourn-loss-of-progressive-arts-space  

What to expect as Kashmir leaders meet India’s Modi in New Delhi 

AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/6/24/what-to-expect-as-kashmiri-leaders-meet-indias-modi  

Health

Is the ‘delta plus’ variant more dangerous? Scientists scramble to understand the facts 

Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/06/23/new-delta-plus-coronavirus-variant-identified-india/  

Mail: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9715877/India-declares-Nepal-variant-Delta-plus-concern-amid-fears-evade-vaccines.html 
 

Leaving a legacy after Ebola in Guinea 

ReliefWeb: https://reliefweb.int/report/guinea/leaving-legacy-after-ebola-guinea 

 

Drug-resistant bacteria pose a growing threat. Can new antibiotics be developed fast enough to combat them? 

Stat News: https://www.statnews.com/2021/06/22/antibiotic-development-pipeline-resistance/ 

WaterAid in the news

We're shaken and stirred - Daniel Craig sends a video message of support to Hoylake rugby team who are raising money for WaterAid!

BBC Breakfast: (Clip at 7:52) https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000x93c/breakfast-23062021 

 

Lagos Needs ₦300bn Annually To Achieve Universal Access To Water – WaterAid 

Channels TV: https://www.channelstv.com/2021/06/23/lagos-needs-n300bn-annually-to-achieve-universal-access-to-water-wateraid/ 

Bio Reports: https://bioreports.net/lagos-needs-n300bn-annually-to-achieve-universal-access-to-water-wateraid/ 

News Africa Now: https://newsafricanow.com/nigeria/lagos-needs-%e2%82%a6300bn-annually-to-achieve-universal-access-to-water-wateraid/ 

Mingoo Land: https://mingooland.com/2021/06/lagos-needs-n300bn-annually-to-achieve-universal-access-to-water-wateraid/ 

Akahi News: https://akahinews.org/lagos-needs-n300bn-annually-to-achieve-universal-access-to-water-wateraid/ 

 

Less than 40% of Lagos residents have access to water 

Premium Times: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/more-news/469581-less-than-40-of-lagos-residents-have-access-to-water-governor.html 

New Telegraph: https://www.newtelegraphng.com/sanwo-olu-less-than-40-lagosians-have-access-to-clean-safe-water/ 

Environews Nigeria: https://www.environewsnigeria.com/lagos-working-to-bridge-water-supply-deficit-to-residents-says-governor/ 

 

 

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