Media roundup - clean water, WASH news, October 15, 2021

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October 15, 2021

Water scarcity looms in FCT, board stops supply 
Punch: https://punchng.com/water-scarcity-looms-in-fct-board-stops-supply/ 
 
KZN’s water scarcity is not a crisis, says minister Mchunu 
News 24: https://www.news24.com/witness/news/kzn/kzns-water-scarcity-is-not-a-crisis-says-minister-mchunu-20211014 
 
World Toilet Day : Who cares about toilets?  
UN Water: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFem2wOVEEw 

Is it any wonder teenage girls are shunning sports because of their periods? 
Indy: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/girls-periods-sport-body-image-b1936093.html  
 
Preventing a severe water crisis 
Times of India: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/developing-contemporary-india/preventing-a-severe-water-crisis/ 
 
‘The issue of water scarcity has to be taken more seriously’ 
Food Navigator: https://www.foodnavigator.com/Article/2021/10/12/The-issue-of-water-scarcity-has-to-be-taken-more-seriously-Suntory-merges-science-and-nature-for-good-water-stewardship
 

Africa

Nigeria to bar unvaccinated civil servants from offices 
BBC: https://bbc.in/3BI42DM  

File under #notcool - 'Jaw-dropping colonial hangover': fury greets Matt Hancock's UN Africa role 
Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/jaw-dropping-colonial-hangover-fury-greets-matt-hancocks-un/  

Trial over murder of 'Africa's Che Guevara' opens in Burkina Faso 
CNN: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/10/11/africa/thomas-sankara-death-trial-intl/index.html 

Army deployed to eSwatini schools 
BBC: https://bbc.in/3mLIHmR 

Huge investment to develop Africa's infrastructure signed 
BBC: https://bbc.in/3lxyGdw 

 

Asia 

‘A living hell’: Churches, clergy targeted by Myanmar military 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/14/a-living-hell-churches-suffer-in-myanmar-military-attacks 

Dalit, tribal women among worst victims of India’s hunger crisis 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/13/india-dalit-tribal-women-malnutrition-hunger-crists-pandemic 

Climate change in India: The young inventor's solar-powered ironing cart 
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-58889532  
 
The jungle-trekking Covid vaccinators helping to protect remote Indian villages. 
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-india-57917673  

Ousted Myanmar President says army tried to force him to resign hours before coup 
CNN: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/10/12/asia/myanmar-win-myint-coup-intl-hnk/index.html  
 

Health

Ebola vaccination campaign begins in Congo after virus resurfaces 
Reuters: https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/ebola-vaccination-campaign-begins-congo-after-virus-resurfaces-2021-10-13/ 
 
Illegal connections behind diarrhea outbreak, says DC 

TOI: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/illegal-connections-behind-diarrhoea-outbreak-says-dc/articleshow/87014683.cms 

 

Climate change
 

Climate change: COP26 is 'make or break' moment for dozens of island nations, Grenada minister says 
Sky News: https://news.sky.com/story/climate-change-cop26-is-make-or-break-moment-for-dozens-of-island-nations-grenada-minister-says-12432981 


John Kerry dampens expectations for Cop26 climate summit  
Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/john-kerry-dampens-expectations-for-cop26-climate-summit-5ldglfjb2  
 
China goes back to coal to combat power crisis ahead of Cop26  
Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/china-goes-back-to-coal-to-combat-power-crisis-ahead-of-cop26-n5jnsc2db  
 
If Cop26 is a failure, the world will have to deal with the consequences  
Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/if-cop26-is-a-failure-the-world-will-have-to-deal-with-the-consequences-fztmvq8zm  

Nations nowhere close to halting ‘catastrophic’ climate change 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/13/nations-nowhere-close-to-halting-catastrophic-climate-change 
 
Pakistan is facing an existential crisis 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/10/13/pakistan-is-facing-an-existential-climate-crisis 
 
What sea-levels rises will do with well-known American sites 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/oct/12/sea-level-rise-well-known-american-sites-visualized

WaterAid in the news

Tackling the climate crisis through resilient WASH service delivery 
Capital Ethiopia: https://www.capitalethiopia.com/advertisement/vacancy-bid/tackling-the-climate-crisis-through-resilient-wash-service-delivery/ 

Devex: Why is WASH missing from global food and climate events? 
Care: https://www.care.org/news-and-stories/media-coverage/devex-why-is-wash-missing-from-global-food-and-climate-events/ 
 
VF and WaterAid Partner to Vaccinate Cambodians 

Market Screener: https://www.marketscreener.com/quote/stock/V-F-CORPORATION-14798/news/V-F-VF-and-WaterAid-Partner-to-Vaccinate-Cambodians-36661965/ 
Public Now: http://www.publicnow.com/view/903216093D9D5FB128AAFB50B2122F82168C4E89 

Expertise and resources needed for inclusive and lasting water supply and sanitation : synthesis report 
IRC WASH: https://www.ircwash.org/resources/expertise-and-resources-needed-inclusive-and-lasting-water-supply-and-sanitation-synthesis 
 
Coca-Cola Nepal releases Maiden Sustainability Highlights Report 
Aarthik News: http://english.aarthiknews.com/coca-cola-nepal-releases-maiden-sustainability-highlights-report 

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