Media roundup - clean water, WASH news, December 17, 2021

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T. washes her hands at the new taps at her school in Ethiopia
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December 17, 2021

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

This Indigenous Activist Is Taking a Stand for Clean Water Access in Canada 
Global Citizen: 

Sweden, Unicef to empower teens, ensure safe water in Bangladesh 
Dhaka Tribune: 
Waiting for Godot, the water edition: OPINION | Darío Soto-Abril and Johannes Cullman: The world must act now to avoid a water crisis 


Kenyans find rural lifeline after Covid city exodus 
Excess deaths remain flat in South Africa, sparking hopes omicron fuels only mild disease 

Protesting Ugandan medics freed on bail 

UN ignoring Tigray rebel destruction - Ethiopia government 

Ethiopia civil war: How PM Abiy led fight-back against rebel advance 


Outcry over ‘blatant misogyny’ in Indian English exam 

India police probe Mother Teresa charity over ‘forced conversion’ 

Bangladesh protests US sanctions against RAB, security chiefs 


Climate change

The climate crisis and devastating drought in East Africa  

Amazon plastic packaging use soared 29% during pandemic, charity Oceana estimates - rethinking Smile RN
California, Arizona and Nevada agree to voluntarily cut back Colorado River water use amid ‘megadrought’ 


WaterAid in the news

WHO and UNICEF warn about the lack of basic water services in health care facilities- piece includes quote from Tim Wainwright (WaterAid UK CEO)

News binding: 

News Medical:

New animation from WaterAid ‘The Girls Who Turned to Water’ 
FE News: 

Celebrities and water

Nothing from those rascally celebs this week - stay tuned!

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