Media roundup - clean water, WASH news, October 22, 2021

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22 October 2021
WaterAid/ Ernest Randriarimalala

October 22, 2021

All the WASH news you might ever need to know!

Africa’s future is at Hand – Safe access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene is needed more than ever 
Africa.com: https://www.africa.com/africas-future-is-at-hand-safe-access-to-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-is-needed-more-than-ever/ 
 
How WASH Programmes Are Improving Lives Of Children 
Swach India: https://swachhindia.ndtv.com/how-wash-programmes-in-schools-are-improving-lives-of-children-63722/ 

‘I’m doing this out of my heart’: the fight for clean water in one remote WA Indigenous town 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/oct/20/im-doing-this-out-of-my-heart-the-fight-for-clean-water-in-one-remote-wa-indigenous-town 
 
7 Major Transformations to Solve Urban Inequality 
World Resources Institute: https://bit.ly/3lZkfPO 


Period Poverty, Water Scarcity and Girls’ Education in Africa 
Borgen Magazine: https://www.borgenmagazine.com/girls-education/ 
 
Gambia: Water And Sanitation for All in a Pandemic! 
All Africa: https://allafrica.com/stories/202110220168.html 
 

Africa

 

Winners of East African photography awards 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/culture/gallery/2021/oct/22/winners-of-the-east-african-photography-awards-2021-in-picture 

Eswatini bans protests as regional mediators arrive 
BBC: https://bbc.in/3m1FfoX 
Al Jaz: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/21/african-nations-deploy-envoys-to-eswatini-to-help-stem-unrest 
 
Eswatini orders Facebook closure to curb protests 
BBC: https://bbc.in/3nlr9ho 
 
Nigeria suspends rail service after train attack 
BBC: https://bbc.in/3C7gLjN 
 
Tigray's capital hit by airstrike again 
BBC: https://bbc.in/3b2YVlU 
Al Jaz: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/21/ethiopia-hits-tigray-mekelle-third-day-air-strikes 
 

Asia 

Covid vaccine: India administers more than one billion Covid jabs 
BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-56345591 

Myanmar forces spyware on to all phones in 'death sentence for activists' - unacceptable!
Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/10/21/myanmar-forces-spyware-onto-phones-death-sentence-activists/ 
 
Pakistan’s ‘miraculous’ new health card scheme provides affordable treatment for the poor 
Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/climate-and-people/pakistans-miraculous-new-health-card-scheme-provides-affordable/ 

Floods, landslides kill more than 100 in India and Nepal 
Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/20/india-nepal-floods-landslides-uttarakhand-kerala  
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-58951456  

 

Health

CAFOD concerned about new Ebola cases in DR Congo 
Vatican News: https://www.vaticannews.va/en/world/news/2021-10/cafod-concern-ebola-cases-rising-dr-congo.html 
 
Nigeria cholera outbreak: A 50% decrease in the number of new suspected cases reported 
Outbreak News: http://outbreaknewstoday.com/nigeria-cholera-outbreak-a-50-decrease-in-the-number-of-new-suspected-cases-reported-77558/ 

Climate change
 

Climate crisis likely to fuel conflicts over water and migration, US analyses say 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/21/climate-crisis-conflicts-water-migration-us-analyses  
 
Cop26: Fears grow that Glasgow climate change summit will fall short of its lofty aims 
Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/environment/2021/10/21/cop26-fears-grow-glasgow-climate-change-summit-will-fall-short/ 
 
Climate change will bring global tension, US intelligence report says 
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-59004088 
 
No formal COP26 role for big oil amid doubts over firms’ net zero plans 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/21/no-formal-cop26-role-for-big-oil-amid-doubts-over-firms-net-zero-plans  
 
Leaked documents reveal the countries lobbying UN to water down climate crisis response 
Indy: https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/cop26-document-leak-countries-lobby-un-b1942511.html  
 
UN chief warns world on ‘one-way ticket to disaster’ over climate 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/22/un-chief-warns-world-on-one-way-ticket-to-disaster-over-climate 
 
‘No country will be spared’ impact of climate change: US gov’t 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/21/no-country-will-be-spared-impact-of-climate-change-us-govt 
 
Climate crisis: Shortage of water presents ‘existential’ threat to UK, government warned 
Indy: https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/climate-change-water-shortage-uk-b1941014.html 
 
Cop26 climate change: Net zero achievable without a hair shirt in sight, declares PM - really Boris?
Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/cop26-climate-change-net-zero-achievable-without-a-hair-shirt-in-sight-declares-pm-90j3ngjf2 

Over 100 million people in Africa threatened by climate change 
Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/19/climate-change-threatens-more-than-100-million-in-africa-un  
 
Africa calls for climate finance tracker after donors fall short 
Al Jazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/19/africa-calls-for-climate-finance-tracker-after-donors-fall-short  
 
Amazon, Ikea and Unilever pledge zero-carbon shipping by 2040 
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58970877 
 

WaterAid in the news

Ed Miliband was joined at The Independent’s Cop26 discussion by WaterAid’s Mozambique country director Adam Garley 
Indy: https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/tom-steyer-cop26-glasgow-climate-b1942009.html 
Indy: https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/cop26-glasgow-summit-ed-miliband-b1941775.html 
Yahoo: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/every-country-term-paper-due-165140142.html 

Bernard Aryeetey comments on the Environment Agency statement ‘adapt or die’ 
Indy Letters page: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/letters/northern-ireland-brexit-protocol-b1937776.html 
  
Amanda Mealing supports WaterAid's #OurClimateFight  
Smiley Movement: https://smileymovement.org/news-list/water-aid-our-climate-fight 
Digital Spy: https://www.digitalspy.com/soaps/casualty/a38021298/casualty-amanda-mealing-adoption-discovery/ 
 
 

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