Media roundup - clean water, WASH news, September 3, 2021

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3 September 2021
WaterAid/ Drik/ Suman Paul

September 3, 2021

Haiti earthquake: over half million children at risk of waterborne diseases - UNICEF 
ReliefWeb: https://reliefweb.int/report/haiti/haiti-earthquake-over-half-million-children-risk-waterborne-diseases-unicef  
 

Africa

EU to return J&J vaccines made in South Africa 
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-africa-47639452 
 
Tanzania president confronts anti-Covid vaccine MP 

BBC: https://bbc.in/3kNsexr 

Nigeria’s IDP camp midwife ‘bringing joy’ to mothers left behind by state 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/sep/03/nigerias-idp-camp-midwife-bringing-joy-to-mothers-left-behind-by-state  

Africa has quietly become the epicentre of the Islamist threat 
FT: https://www.ft.com/content/0dee2106-5c8e-4c9e-91c8-0aa38ab169bc  

WHO says ‘no evidence’ Ivory Coast patient had Ebola 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/9/1/who-says-no-evidence-ivory-coast-patient-had-ebola 
 
Ebola Misdiagnosis Causes Jittery Ivory Coast to Vaccinate 4,000 

Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-02/ebola-misdiagnosis-causes-jittery-ivory-coast-to-vaccinate-4-000
 

Asia 

UK announces new sanctions against Myanmar 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/9/3/britain-announces-new-myanmar 

Climate crisis triggers spike in lightning strike deaths in India 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/9/3/climate-change-lightning-strikes-deaths-india-weather-monsoons 
 

WaterAid in the news

Helping children make sense of the world: features WaterAid and the Wimbledon Foundation Dream Droplets 

  • Edinburgh News: https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/read-this/helping-children-make-sense-of-the-world-3369079 
  • The Scotsman: https://www.scotsman.com/read-this/helping-children-make-sense-of-the-world-3369079 
  • Yorkshire Evening Post: https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/read-this/helping-children-make-sense-of-the-world-3369079 
  • Blackpool Gazette: https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/read-this/helping-children-make-sense-of-the-world-3369079 
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