Media roundup - clean water, WASH news, November 12, 2021

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12 November 2021
WaterAid/ Srishti Bhardwaj

November 12, 2021

All the WASH news you might ever need to know!

COVID-19: FG spends N104bn on handwashing, youth programmes 
Punch NG: https://punchng.com/covid-19-fg-spends-n9-9bn-for-handwashing-n94bn-for-youths/ 
 
Kenya: Acute Water Shortage Hits Mukuru, Hazina Residents 

All Africa: https://allafrica.com/stories/202111150058.html 

Water scarcity reaches crisis point in northern Syria 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/11/12/water-scarcity-reaches-crisis-point-in-northern-syria 
Coronavirus 

Africa

Madagascar is drying out – there’s no harvest, only hunger 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/nov/11/madagascar-climate-crisis-drought-no-harvest-only-hunger  
 
Eswatini nurses protest against food shortage – report 
BBC: https://bbc.in/3HeoM9B 
 
Mozambique president sacks defence minister 
BBC: https://bbc.in/3D8ifuq 
 
US 'hopeful' diplomacy will end Ethiopia war 
BBC: https://bbc.in/3CckeNi 

Who can resolve Ethiopia’s conflict? 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/program/inside-story/2021/11/10/who-can-resolve-ethiopias-conflict 

Ethiopia conflict: Tigray aid lorry drivers arrested, UN says 
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-59233516 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/11/10/ethiopia-detains-72-drivers-working-for-wfp-un 
 
Tigray: Calls to get help to survivors for sexual violence 
BBC: https://bbc.in/31SGHlV 
 
Tigrayan citizens rounded up in new wave of ethnic arrests  
Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/tigrayan-citizens-rounded-up-in-new-wave-of-ethnic-arrests-fstnsx035   
 
Ghanaians react to women empowerment campaign 
BBC: https://bbc.in/30ewDTY 

Asia

After the brutal Covid second wave, Delhi now faces a dengue fever health crisis 
Indy: https://www.independent.co.uk/asia/india/delhi-covid-dengue-cases-crisis-b1954880.html 
 
UN’s ‘deep concern’ at Myanmar fighting between Rakhine rebels and military 

Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/11/uns-deep-concern-at-myanmar-fighting-between-rakhine-rebels-and-military  
 
Bangladesh votes in rural council elections amid fear of violence 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/11/11/bangladesh-rural-council-elections-violence-opposition-boycott 

UN Security Council calls for an end to violence in Myanmar 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/11/11/un-security-council-calls-for-an-end-to-violence-in-myanmar 

Climate crisis: Chennai prepares for more rainfall as residents struggle to cope with flooding 
Sky: https://news.sky.com/story/climate-crisis-chennai-prepares-for-more-rainfall-as-residents-struggle-to-cope-with-flooding-12465271 
 
Covaxin, India’s homegrown COVID jab, ‘highly efficacious’: Study 

AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/11/12/india-covid-vaccine-covaxin-highly-efficacious-lancet-study 
 

Climate change
 

COP26 news live: Draft COP agreement just published - as 'monumental challenge' lies ahead on final day  
Sky: https://news.sky.com/story/cop26-sky-news-live-blog-latest-updates-12444096 
Al Jaz: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/11/12/cop26-climate-summit-gears-up-for-fraught-final-hours 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/12/second-cop26-draft-criticised-for-weakened-language-on-fossil-fuels 

 
COP26: New draft climate deal steps up call for urgent action 
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-59221790 

Cop26 targets too weak to stop disaster, say Paris agreement architects 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/11/cop26-targets-too-weak-to-stop-disaster-say-paris-agreement-architects 
 
Valid - Fear of failure as climate summit enters final day 
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-59253928  
 
Seven ways to curb climate change 
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-59205648  
 
Cautious welcome for unexpected US-China climate agreement 
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-59243434  
 
Draft deal waters down plans to cut fossil fuels 
Indy: https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/cop26-glasgow-news-climate-end-b1956375.html  
 
Ethiopia detains more than 80 UN workers as fears grow over civil war 
Indy: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/un-staff-detained-ethiopia-tigray-b1955157.html  
 
From COVID to climate change: How green conspiracies about celebrities and lockdowns are spreading 
Sky: https://news.sky.com/story/from-covid-to-climate-change-how-green-conspiracies-about-celebrities-and-lockdowns-are-spreading-and-could-result-in-real-world-consequences-12465511 

COP26 pledges ‘hollow’ unless fossil fuel subsidies end: UN chief 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/11/11/climate-pledges-hollow-unless-fossil-fuels-end-un-chief 
 
Climate vulnerable in the Global South demand COP26 action 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/11/11/climate-vulnerable-in-the-global-south-demand-cop26-action 
 
Cop26 reveals limits of Biden’s promise to ‘lead by example’ on climate crisis 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/12/biden-promised-lead-climate-crisis-cop26-revealed-limits 
 
‘We are not on course’: scientists warn action must match words at Cop26  
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/11/starting-to-turn-the-corner-optimism-and-anxiety-among-scientists-at-cop26 
 
China is the final giant piece of a surprisingly successful Cop26 - really?
Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2021/11/12/china-final-giant-piece-surprisingly-successful-cop26/ 
  

WaterAid in the news

WaterAid UK CEO, Tim Wainwright, quoted on final draft agreement 
Evening Standard: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/cop26-latest-news-glasgow-last-day-climate-change-talks-outcomes-so-far-alok-sharma-boris-johnson-b965809.html?page=4 
 
Will COP26 bring about any tangible change in the advertising industry? Mentions WaterAid and Don’t Panic 
Campaign Live: https://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/will-cop26-bring-tangible-change-advertising-industry/1733023 
Business Fast: https://www.businessfast.co.uk/will-cop26-bring-about-any-tangible-change-in-the-advertising-industry/ 


WaterAid derides draft Cop26 resolution as inadequate- comment from Jonathan Farr  
Vietnam Explorer: https://vnexplorer.net/cop26-news-live-china-and-us-agree-to-work-together-on-climate-as-pm-admits-huge-amount-to-be-done-eo20212293398.html  
Pledge Times: https://pledgetimes.com/gathered-to-save-the-planet-pointed-out-the-flaws/ 

 
Collaborative legacy management transforms lives 
Today Wills and Probate: https://www.todayswillsandprobate.co.uk/main-news/collaborative-legacy-management-transforms-lives/  

 
World’s ‘calamitous’ water crisis being ignored in climate talks – WaterAid 
The Plunge: https://mybigplunge.com/life/cop26-is-ignoring-a-global-water-crisis-wateraid/ 
Newsbreak: https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2429535862531/world-s-calamitous-water-crisis-being-ignored-in-climate-talks-wateraid 
15 minute news: https://www.15minutenews.com/article/207864027/worlds-calamitous-water-crisis-being-ignored-in-climate-talks-wateraid/ 
 
 
Kathryn Pharr, Senior Policy Advisor on International Climate Action ‘put gender equality at the heart of climate action’ in response to the discussion of gender at COP26   
MSN: https://www.msn.com/en-gb?refurl=%2fen-gb%2fnews%2fuknews%2fcop26-1bn-people-will-suffer-extreme-heat-at-just-2c-heating-e2-80-93-day-nine-live%2far-AAQuqfg 

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