Media roundup - clean water, WASH news, November 19, 2021

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19 November 2021
WaterAid/ Ernest Randriarimalala

November 19, 2021

All the WASH news you might ever need to know!

Why water is at the heart of the climate crisis 
https://tribune.com.pk/story/2330047/why-water-is-at-the-heart-of-the-climate-crisis  


Biden administration acts to restore clean-water safeguards 
Indy: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-biden-environmental-protection-agency-washington-united-states-b1960497.html 
 
Safe sanitation enhances good health, productivity, women empowerment and livelihood opportunities 
Times of India: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/voices/safe-sanitation-enhances-good-health-productivity-women-empowerment-and-livelihood-opportunities/ 
 
Moga MLA, mayor stage protest against attack on councillor by sanitation workers 
Hindustan Times: https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/chandigarh-news/moga-mla-mayor-stage-protest-against-attack-on-councillor-by-sanitation-workers-101637267224652.html 
 
Experts: More PPP programs to provide improved sanitation for mass people 
Dhaka Tribune: https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/dhaka/2021/11/18/experts-more-ppp-programs-to-provide-improved-sanitation-for-mass-people 
 
Masks more effective than distancing and handwashing 
Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/masks-more-effective-athan-distancing-and-handwashing-5w6wmgjnl 
Metro: https://metro.co.uk/2021/11/18/covid-face-masks-handwashing-and-social-distancing-still-needed-15622105/ 

World Toilet Day report on sanitation workers 
Daily Asian Age: https://dailyasianage.com/news/276212/world-toilet-day-today 
The Finder online: https://www.thefinderonline.com/feature/item/22703-new-studies-from-wateraid-reveal-covid-19-exacerbated-already-horrendous-conditions-for-sanitation-workers-around-the-world 
Le Faso: http://lefaso.net/spip.php?article109164 
News Ghana: https://newsghana.com.gh/sanitation-workers-the-forgotten-frontline-workers-in-the-fight-against-the-covid-19-pandemic 
Mali Web: https://www.maliweb.net/societe/hygiene-plaidoyer-pour-toilettes-propres-dans-les-ecoles-au-mali-2953055.html 
 

Africa

 

Uganda police kill five men after suicide bombings 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/19/uganda-police-kill-five-men-after-suicide-bombings-including-muslim-cleric  
 
AU and US envoys return to push for Ethiopia talks 

BBC: https://bbc.in/32ifiKn 

Ethiopia releases six UN staff 
BBC: https://bbc.in/3nvSRJT 
 
TPLF: Ethiopian Government using starvation as a weapon 

AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/program/upfront/2021/11/19/tplf-ethiopian-government-using-starvation-as-a-weapon  
 
Is Ethiopia on the brink of a humanitarian crisis? 

AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/program/upfront/2021/11/19/is-ethiopia-on-the-brink-of-a-humanitarian-catastrophe  

Uganda's Kampala bombings: Muslim cleric accused of jihadist links shot dead 
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-59337953 
 
African girls call for rights to be protected 

BBC: https://bbc.in/30CkEzO 

 

Asia

Indian PM Modi to repeal farm laws after years of protests 
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/19/indian-pm-narendra-modi-to-repeal-farm-laws-after-year-of-protests  
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-59342627 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/11/19/indias-modi-says-will-repeal-controversial-farm-laws  
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-59306356 
Pakistan frees far-right TLP chief after deal following protests 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/11/19/pakistan-releases-tlp-chief-saad-rizvi  
 

Climate change
 

Climate vulnerable nations call for help forcing high emitters to act - this seems reasonable
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/18/climate-vulnerable-nations-call-help-forcing-high-emitters-cut-carbon  
 
No country has met welfare goals in the past 30 years without putting the planet at risk 

Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/18/no-country-has-met-welfare-goals-in-past-30-years-without-putting-planet-at-risk  

Brazil: Amazon sees worst deforestation levels in 15 years 
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-59341770 

Emissions target pledges face scrutiny as dust settles on COP26 
FT: https://www.ft.com/content/2b628c39-557f-4e9e-960a-77ca0489b95c 

WaterAid in the news

WaterAid’s Best Seat in the House for World Toilet Day 
Financial Times: https://www.ft.com/content/68a1f0c0-453f-4c67-9024-649adf8f6a5e  
 
Dame Zandra Rhodes on Sky News:  
    
Chilufya interviewed about World Toilet Day and impact of a lack of toilets for women 
BBC World Service - 8.30am 19th November
 
1 in 2 people cannot celebrate World Toilet Day 
IPS and more: http://www.ipsnews.net/2021/11/1-2-humans-cannot-celebrate-world-toilet-day/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=1-2-humans-cannot-celebrate-world-toilet-day  
 
World Toilet Day report on sanitation workers 

Daily Asian Age: https://dailyasianage.com/news/276212/world-toilet-day-today 
The Finder online: https://www.thefinderonline.com/feature/item/22703-new-studies-from-wateraid-reveal-covid-19-exacerbated-already-horrendous-conditions-for-sanitation-workers-around-the-world 
Le Faso: http://lefaso.net/spip.php?article109164 
News Ghana: https://newsghana.com.gh/sanitation-workers-the-forgotten-frontline-workers-in-the-fight-against-the-covid-19-pandemic 
Mali Web: https://www.maliweb.net/societe/hygiene-plaidoyer-pour-toilettes-propres-dans-les-ecoles-au-mali-2953055.html 
 

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