Media roundup - clean water, WASH news, August 6, 2021

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WaterAid/ Abir Abdullah

August 6, 2021

Millions more people vulnerable to flooding in next decade, study shows 

Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/04/millions-more-vulnerable-flooding-next-decade-study 

OP-ED: Can we ensure safe water and sanitation for all? 

Dhaka Tribune: https://www.dhakatribune.com/opinion/op-ed/2021/08/04/op-ed-can-we-ensure-safe-water-and-sanitation-for-all 

Africa

USAID chief says Tigray rebels should exit border regions 

AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8/4/usaid-chief-urges-tigray-rebels-to-exit-border-regions  

 

Ghana’s #FixTheCountry protesters take to Accra streets 

AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/gallery/2021/8/4/in-pictures-ghanas-fixthecountry-protesters-take-to-streets  

 
The Ebola epidemic in the DRC is just the tip of the iceberg 

JWW: https://www.jww.org/ebola-epidemic-drc/ 

 

Dozens of bodies found in river between Ethiopia’s Tigray, Sudan 

Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8/3/dozens-bodies-found-river-between-ethiopias-tigray-and  

 

South Africa faces brain drain amid chaos 
Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/south-africa-faces-brain-drain-amid-chaos-6pvtx72k7  

 

Claims of bias against aid workers in Tigray ‘dangerous’, says UN 

Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8/4/claims-of-bias-against-aid-workers-in-tigray-is-dangerous-un  

 

OPINION: The African Union, Israel and the futility of appeasement - Marwan Bishara (Senior political analyst at Al Jazeera) 

Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/8/4/the-african-union-israel-and-the-futility-of-appeasement  

 

Nigeria hit by deadly cholera surge in northern states 

CNN: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/08/03/africa/cholera-surge-nigeria-intl/index.html 

All Africa: https://allafrica.com/stories/202108030787.html 

Nigerian Sun: https://www.sunnewsonline.com/halting-the-cholera-epidemic/ 

Asia 

Myanmar’s UN envoy accuses military junta of township massacre 

Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/aug/05/myanmars-un-envoy-accuses-regime-of-township-massacre 

Two years of Kashmir unrest 

AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8/5/kashmir-special-status-india-two-years-human-rights-economy 

Pakistan reaches 1m Covid shots a day by making public-facing workers get jab or stay home 
Indy: https://www.independent.co.uk/asia/south-asia/pakistan-covid-vaccine-certificate-b1895853.html  

Rising Covid cases stoke fears of Indian third wave 

FT: https://www.ft.com/content/32fe6509-372f-4335-9e23-38a508469529 

Health

Cholera kills 169 residents, 5,221 infected in Kano 

PunchNG: https://punchng.com/cholera-kills-169-residents-5221-infected-in-kano/  

 

Study: Bangladeshi children carry antibiotic-resistant infections at an alarming rate 

Dhaka Tribune: https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2021/07/29/study-bangladeshi-children-carry-antibiotic-resistant-infections-at-an-alarming-rate  

 

WaterAid in the news

WaterAid Nigeria and Heineken Foundation To Strengthen Governance Structures On WASH, In Bauchi, Enugu, Oyo and kick-Off 2nd Scale-Up Hygiene Project 

Tribune: https://tribuneonlineng.com/wateraid-nig-heineken-foundation-to-strengthen-governance-structures-on-wash-in-bauchi-enugu-oyo/ 

New Telegraph: https://www.newtelegraphng.com/heineken-africa-foundation-wateraid-nigeria-kick-off-2nd-scale-up-hygiene-project/ 

Blue Print: https://www.blueprint.ng/well-promote-hygiene-to-prevent-covid-19-spread-haf/ 

247 Gist: https://247gist.com.ng/wateraid-oyo-ruwassa-liwom-flag-off-scale-up-hygiene-phase-two-to-stem-covid-19/ 

 

WaterAid to empower communities in curbing Cholera, COVID-19 

Nigerian News Direct: https://nigeriannewsdirect.com/wateraid-to-empower-communities-in-curbing-cholera-covid-19/ 

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