Media roundup - clean water, WASH news, December 10, 2021

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9 December 2021
WaterAid/ Eliza Deacon

December 10, 2021

All the water, sanitation and hygiene news that's fit to print. 

Malawi: 33 Percent of Malawians Have No Access to Potable Water 
All Africa: https://allafrica.com/stories/202112080926.html 
 
Uganda: Govt Hospital Turns Away Expectant Mothers After 6-Year Water Shortage 
All Africa: https://allafrica.com/stories/202112080984.html 
 
'I try to avoid going to the school toilets' 
Newsround: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/59540178

Africa

Kenya Covid vaccine drive stutters as curbs loom for millions of unjabbed 
Indy: https://www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium/world/kenya-covid-vaccine-cases-omicron-b1972025.html  
 
Covid vaccines: Why is Nigeria unable to use its supply? 
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/59580982 
 
‘We have to use a boat to commute’: coastal Ghana hit by climate crisis 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/09/coastal-ghana-hit-by-climate-crisis  
 
Burkina Faso president fires PM amid security crisis 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/12/9/burkina-faso-president-fires-pm-amid-security-crisis  
 
UN halts food aid in two Ethiopian towns 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/12/8/un-halts-food-aid-in-ethiopias-kombolcha-dessie-after-looting  
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-59588956 

Asia

Indian activist gets bail in caste violence case 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/12/8/india-activist-sudha-bharadwaj-bail-bhima-koregaon-uapa-dalits  
 
Indian minister says helicopter lost contact minutes before crash 

Al Jaz: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/12/9/india-defence-chief-bipin-rawat-military-honours-helicopter-crash  
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/08/indian-defence-chief-bipin-rawat-among-13-killed-in-helicopter-crash  
The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/12/08/helicopter-crashes-india-military-chief-board-seven-dead/ 
 
Delhi pollution: Indoor air worse than outside, says study 

BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-59566158 

Climate change
 

The Guardian view on green finance: doing business as if the planet mattered 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/dec/08/the-guardian-view-on-green-finance-doing-business-as-if-the-planet-mattered  
 
"See you in court!" - Why climate lawsuits are surging 
BBC: https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20211207-the-legal-battle-against-climate-change 
 

WaterAid in the news

 
5 Priorities for Cities After COP26 (mentions WaterAid’s Resilient Water Accelerator) 
World Resources Institute: https://www.wri.org/insights/5-ways-cities-climate-action 
The City Fix: https://thecityfix.com/blog/5-priorities-for-cities-after-cop26/ 
 
Giving Machines light up New York!
https://www.wateraid.org/us/media/giving-machines-to-light-up-new-yorks-rockefeller-center-in-2021-wateraid 

 

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