UNHCR MENA COVID-19 Emergency Response Update #7 (4 June 2020)

UNHCR MENA published its funding needs for the COVID-19 response on 27 May, to ensure the most vulnerable in the Middle East and North Africa are protected from the impacts of the coronavirus and its …

UNHCR MENA COVID-19 Emergency Response Update #7 (4 June 2020)

UNHCR MENA published its funding needs for the COVID-19 response on 27 May, to ensure the most vulnerable in the Middle East and North Africa are protected from the impacts of the coronavirus and its …

The situation in Central Africa and the activities of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa – Report of the Secretary-General – 29 May 2020 (S/2020/463)

The situation in Central Africa and the activities of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa Report of the Secretary-General I. Introduction 1. The present report is submitted pursuant to the statement of the …

Digital briefing on USAID’s ongoing development priorities and COVID-19 assistance response in Africa

DR. KENNETH STALEY USAID GLOBAL MALARIA COORDINATOR AND COVID-19 TASK FORCE LEADER AND MR. CHRISTOPHER RUNYAN USAID SENIOR COORDINATOR FOR THE BUREAU FOR AFRICA
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Moderator: Good afternoon to …

Cameroon Patients Flee Hospital as COVID-19 Cases Increase

YAOUNDE – Cameroon says hundreds of hospital patients have fled health facilities after a jump in cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
Cameroon has about 7,400 confirmed cases and more than 205 …

Climate Change and COVID-19 Impact Agriculture and Youth Mobility Across West and Central Africa

Dakar – West Africa’s agricultural sector represents 35 per cent of the region’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and is one of the main sources of employment for millions of people- up to 80 per cent …

Confusion, Frustration Reign as Uganda’s Public Transport Resumes Operation

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Public transport and taxi service resumed Thursday in Uganda, nearly three months after they were halted to control the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. New restrictions and regulations, …

UNICEF West and Central Africa Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation Report No. 3 (Reporting Period: 16 April – 3 June 2020)

• As of 3 June 2020, a total of 55,339 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 1,194 deaths, were reported in West and Central Africa Region (WCAR), representing 892% increase since April 16th, 2020.
• 20 out …

Joint letter to the UN Secretary-General from civil society organisations welcoming the Secretary General’s brief on older persons and COVID-19 and requesting a plan of action

Dear Mr. Secretary-General,
We are writing as 103 civil society organisations from around the world to congratulate you for the UN Policy Brief on ‘The impact of COVID-19 on older persons’. This is an important …