Media roundup - clean water, WASH news, October 22, 2021
October 22, 2021
All the WASH news you might ever need to know!
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in the news
Africa’s 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
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
Winners of East African photography awards
Eswatini bans protests as regional mediators arrive
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
Nigeria suspends rail service after train attack
Tigray's capital hit by airstrike again
Al Jaz: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/21/ethiopia-hits-tigray-mekelle-third-day-air-strikes
Covid vaccine: India administers more than one billion Covid jabs
Myanmar forces spyware on to all phones in 'death sentence for activists' - unacceptable!
Pakistan’s ‘miraculous’ new health card scheme provides affordable treatment for the poor
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
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 crisis likely to fuel conflicts over water and migration, US analyses say
Cop26: Fears grow that Glasgow climate change summit will fall short of its lofty aims
Climate change will bring global tension, US intelligence report says
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
UN chief warns world on ‘one-way ticket to disaster’ over climate
‘No country will be spared’ impact of climate change: US gov’t
Climate crisis: Shortage of water presents ‘existential’ threat to UK, government warned
Cop26 climate change: Net zero achievable without a hair shirt in sight, declares PM - really Boris?
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
WaterAid in the news
Ed Miliband was joined at The Independent’s Cop26 discussion by WaterAid’s Mozambique country director Adam Garley
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/
From advocacy to engineering, we cover a lot of ground, but the fundamentals of our work are simple:
Clean water infrastructure means people can access clean, running water 365 days a year.
Toilets matter more than you might think. Sanitation is fundamental for the dignity and health of a community.
Hygiene is the final piece of the puzzle. Good hygiene helps people stay healthier, it prevents the spread of diseases and allows people to flourish.