Media roundup - clean water, WASH news, September 10, 2021

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10 September 2021
WaterAid/ Ernest Randriarimalala

September 10, 2021

The WASH sector's biggest enemy? Corruption. 
Devex: https://www.devex.com/news/the-wash-sector-s-biggest-enemy-corruption-100663  

Africa

Africa to get 25% fewer vaccines through Covax 
BBC: https://bbc.in/2X3W35b 
 
Nerve disorder listed as Covid vaccine side-effect 

BBC: https://bbc.in/38SR9dk 

Rebel forces accused of killing more than 100 civilians in north Ethiopia 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/09/rebel-forces-accused-of-killing-civilians-north-ethiopia  
 
Cholera kills 2,000 in Nigeria in worst outbreak in decade 

Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/cholera-kills-2000-nigeria-worst-outbreak-years/  
 
Concerns over state absence in Mozambique region 

BBC:https://bbc.in/3BWW0qh 
 
Rwandan opposition figure held over rape allegations 

BBC: https://bbc.in/38SxvOE 
 
Tigray fighters defeated in Afar - Ethiopia govt 

BBC: https://bbc.in/2X8zqfv 

Cholera kills 2,000 in Nigeria in worst outbreak for more than a decade 
Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/cholera-kills-2000-nigeria-worst-outbreak-years/ 
 

Asia 

An awkward dance: Pakistan’s fraught relationship with the Taliban 
FT: https://www.ft.com/content/55fce3c4-e0db-4c4a-8d2f-d6168b90200e  

‘£3k ($4K USD) just to hold the bed’ - Exorbitant Covid care costs push Indians into poverty 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/sep/10/3k-just-to-hold-the-bed-exorbitant-covid-care-costs-push-indians-into-poverty  

WaterAid in the news

Climate change is a crisis that needs immediate action- WaterAid Ghana 

  • The Chronicle: https://thechronicle.com.gh/index.php/2021/09/09/climate-change-is-a-crisis-that-needs-immediate-action/ 
  • The Finder: https://www.thefinderonline.com/news/item/22203-climate-crisis-is-a-water-crisis-wateraid-ghana 
     

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