Media roundup - clean water, WASH news, August 13, 2021

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12 August 2021
WaterAid/ Dhiraj Singh

August 13, 2021

COVID-19 worsens water crisis 

Newsday: https://www.newsday.co.zw/2021/08/covid-19-worsens-water-crisis/  

Opinion: Imagine COVID-19 in a world with water and sanitation for all 

Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/8/11/imagine-covid-19-in-a-world-with-water-and-sanitation-for-all  

 

Africa

WHO to trial malaria, arthritis drugs as COVID treatments 

Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8/12/drugs-for-malaria-arthritis-join-who-trial-on-covid-treatments 

BBC: https://bbc.in/3AAN8Gd 

 

Sometimes thinking of Africa in its entirety can be useful 

FT: https://www.ft.com/content/d4c193ed-62e1-489b-af14-fde1b2d485e9  

 
Shell to pay $111m over decades-old oil spills in Nigeria 

Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/aug/12/shell-to-pay-111m-over-decades-old-oil-spills-in-nigeria  

 

The Guardian view on Ethiopia’s war: from very bad to worse 

Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/aug/11/the-guardian-view-on-ethiopias-war-from-very-bad-to-worse  

 

Zambia election: Democracy at risk amid President Lungu’s debt disaster
Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/president-lungu-looks-to-lift-zambian-voters-with-new-chinese-funded-airport-bkj3rddx2 

 

Asia 

Covid-19: Fears over sharp rise in diabetes in India 

BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-58066767 

  

  

Health

Cholera spreads in Nigeria as 146 confirmed dead in Kebbi 

Premium Times: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/478719-cholera-spreads-in-nigeria-as-146-confirmed-dead-in-kebbi.html  

 

More than 150 people in isolation as health authorities race to contain Ebola-like Marburg virus 

Tel: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/150-people-isolation-health-authorities-race-contain-ebola-like/  

Metro: https://metro.co.uk/2021/08/11/guinea-marburg-virus-victim-of-disease-may-have-spread-it-to-155-people-15073073/ 

 

WaterAid in the news

Food shortages and ruined livelihoods: Malawi’s vanishing lake reveals human cost of climate change 

Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/climate-and-people/food-shortages-ruined-livelihoods-malawis-vanishing-lake-reveals/ 

 

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The Drum: https://www.thedrum.com/creative-works/project/dont-panic-wateraid-climate-stories 

Best Ads on TV: https://www.bestadsontv.com/ad/128836/Wateraid-Climate-Stories-Natural-Disaster 

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