Media roundup - clean water, WASH news, October 8, 2021

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8 October 2021
WaterAid/ Srishti Bhardwaj

October 8, 2021


Drinking water and sanitation facilities in rural Bangladesh  
Financial Express: https://thefinancialexpress.com.bd/views/views/drinking-water-and-sanitation-facilities-in-rural-bangladesh-1633533122 
 
'Luxury' 2,700-year-old toilet discovered in Jerusalem 

CNN: https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/ancient-toilet-jerusalem-scli-intl-scn/index.html  
 
Rise in Hooghly sludge possess a threat to safe drinking water supply to Kolkata 

India Today: https://www.indiatoday.in/cities/kolkata/story/rise-in-hooghly-sludge-possess-a-threat-to-safe-drinking-water-supply-to-kolkata-1861480-2021-10-06 
  
Water Shortages are Coming. Why Aren't We Prepared?  

News Week: https://www.newsweek.com/water-shortages-are-coming-why-arent-we-prepared-opinion-1634381 
 
Prepare for floods but there’s a risk of water shortage 

Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/prepare-for-floods-but-theres-a-risk-of-water-shortage-6dzc8kg75 
The Herald: https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/homenews/19627269.may-pouring-scotland-water-scarcity-warning/ 
 

Africa

Facebook’s role in Myanmar and Ethiopia under new scrutiny 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/oct/07/facebooks-role-in-myanmar-and-ethiopia-under-new-scrutiny 

Mali summons French ambassador over President Macron’s criticism 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/6/mali-summons-french-ambassador-over-macrons-criticism 
 

Asia 

At least 20 killed after 5.9-magnitude earthquake hits southwestern Pakistan 
CNN: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/10/06/asia/pakistan-earthquake-1007-intl-hnk/index.html  
Mail: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10067181/At-20-people-killed-moderate-earthquake-hit-Pakistani-city-Quetta.html  
Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/10/07/powerful-pakistan-earthquake-kills-least-20-injures-hundreds/  
Indy: https://www.independent.co.uk/asia/south-asia/pakistan-earthquake-today-magnitude-deaths-b1933780.html 
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/07/pakistan-earthquake-magnitude-deaths

Pakistan earthquake kills 20 in Balochistan province 
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58824624 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/7/earthquake-rocks-southern-pakistan-15-dead
 
Life at 50C: Keeping cool in India's heatwaves 
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-58820950 
 

‘We want dignity’: the vanishing craft of Kashmir’s papier-mache artists 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/oct/06/we-want-dignity-the-vanishing-craft-of-kashmirs-papier-mache-artists  
 

Facebook’s role in Myanmar and Ethiopia under new scrutiny 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/oct/07/facebooks-role-in-myanmar-and-ethiopia-under-new-scrutiny 

Health

WHO recommends widespread use of world's first malaria vaccine for children (good news!) 
CNN: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/10/06/health/malaria-vaccine-who-intl/index.html  
Mail: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-10065847/Ground-breaking-malaria-vaccine-approved-children-sub-Saharan-Africa.html  
Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/historic-moment-first-ever-malaria-vaccine-approved-use-across/  
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-58810551 
Indy: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/malaria-vaccina-children-africa-who-b1933507.html 
Metro: https://metro.co.uk/2021/10/06/african-children-to-be-vaccinated-against-malaria-in-historic-breakthrough-15378149/?ito=push-notification&ci=1bjPyscdLN&cri=ZVtFoU_NnW&si=44820751&xi=64b0c716-acdb-463b-89c6-f59125725ee6&ai=15378149  

WaterAid in the news

The Intriguing Story Of Glastonbury Festival- mentions WaterAid 
Nexus Radio: https://nexus.radio/news/the-story-of-glastonbury-festival

WaterAid Regional Programme Manager for East Africa Ronnie Murungu spoke to SABC News about Africa Climate Week 
SABC News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28ctUnv2Ioc 

Around 10% of the world population can’t get clean water. Here’s how you can help on World Water Day 
Konitono: https://www.konitono.com/around-10-of-the-world-population-can-t-get-clean-water-here-s-how-you-can-help-on-world-water-day/ 

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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