Media roundup - clean water, WASH news, February 17, 2022

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“Following these women climbing back up this hill is the toughest walk that I’ve ever done in my role as a VftF Officer.” Photo of a group of women from their village on their way back home from fetching water. Madagascar
Image: WaterAid/ Ernest Randriarimalala

February 17, 2022

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


Harvested rainwater meets 60% demand for non-drinkable water in RMG: study 
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More Than 800,000 Additional People Gain Access to Clean Water in Uganda's Rural Communities Areas and Small Towns- AllAfrica 

Tanzania to strengthen rain water harvesting amid water crisis- Xinhuanet 
Sanitation workers at Delhi’s all-women university allege caste discrimination- Two Circles

This New Device Can Deliver Clean Drinking Water for Just $4 - Yahoo

World Bank experts on Central Asia’s looming water crisis - Ecobusiness
25 years of global progress across sanitation service levels assessed against Millennium Development Goal - Phys

South Africa: Summit to Tackle Water, Sanitation Challenges- AllAfrica
Africa: WASH Interventions Key to Reaching Africa's Child Health Milestones - AllAfrica


Flutterwave is now Africa’s most valuable startup – Al Jazeera
Mali Conflict: Macron announces troops to leave after nine years- BBC

Burkina Faso coup leader talks tough at inauguration- BBC

Tanzania: President Samia has lifted a ban on four newspapers, but is she doing enough? - Africa Report

UN: Horn of Africa drought kills+ over 1.5 million livestock – ABC News  

Malawi MPs criticised for demanding raincoats - BBC


Uttar Pradesh: 13 dead after falling into well in Kushinagar
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Latin America

Forced displacement in Colombia more than doubled in 2021: Report – Al Jazeera

Climate change

Namibian river reaches ocean for first time in 11 years- BBC
Vast tracts of Amazon rainforest vanished in January – The Independent 

World spends $1.8tn a year on subsidies that harm environment, study finds- Guardian

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