Media roundup - clean water, WASH news, November 25, 2021

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WASH in the news, November 25, 2021 | WaterAid

November 25, 2021

All the WASH news you might ever need to know, plus, Matt Damon!


Africa still faces enormous challenges in water, sanitation sectors: Namibian minister 
CGTN: https://africa.cgtn.com/2021/11/23/africa-still-faces-enormous-challenges-in-water-sanitation-sectors-namibian-minister/ 
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COVID-19 Has Worsened Plight of Sanitation Workers Globally –WaterAid 
African Examiner: https://www.africanexaminer.com/covid-19-has-worsened-plight-of-sanitation-workers-globally-wateraid/ 
 

Africa

Ethiopians prepare for battle to save the nation 
Sky: https://news.sky.com/story/ethiopians-prepare-for-battle-to-save-the-nation-as-men-and-women-head-to-the-front-12476660 
Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ethiopian-pm-abiy-ahmed-vows-to-lead-troops-in-rebel-war-fl3mqw9qj 
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-59395482  
 
Burkina Faso media condemn internet shutdown 
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-africa-47639452  
 
Uganda suicide attacks: Inside view of the IS-linked ADF rebels 
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-59380311  
 
Nigeria's Lekki massacre report fake, says minister 
BBC: https://bbc.in/3l3Kd3D  

France, Germany latest countries to urge nationals to leave Ethiopia 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/11/23/france-germany-latest-countries-to-urge-nationals-leave-ethiopia 
 

Asia

‘Much safer now’: Is India past the worst of COVID pandemic? 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/11/24/india-worst-covid-pandemic-third-wave-coronavirus-health
 
Modi humbled by Indian farmers 
FT: https://www.ft.com/content/d6955bd4-6033-42de-860b-bc84ebedc27d  
 

Climate change
 

India’s apple farmers count cost of climate crisis as snow decimates crops 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/nov/24/india-kashmiri-apple-farmers-climate-crisis-snow-decimates-crops  
 
Brazil foreign minister surprised by Amazon deforestation spike 
Sky: https://news.sky.com/story/brazil-foreign-minister-surprised-by-amazon-deforestation-spike-12476227 
 
 
Scepticism is fully justified when it comes to the COP26 announcements 
FT: https://www.ft.com/content/6e2b366f-e139-4d69-bd4f-9254333bf316  
 
Why are poorer countries bearing the brunt of climate crisis? 
Indy: https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/infact/developing-countries-climate-crisis-b1958491.html 
 

WaterAid in the news

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Celebrities and water

Good Well Hunting? - Matt Damon co-writing a book on access to clean water
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/matt-damon-gary-white-bill-clinton-new-york-nobel-peace-prize-b1962777.html

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