Daily Archives: June 5, 2020

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 spread is prevented. Reflecting the scale of the crisis, and in line with the Global Humanitarian Response Plan (GHRP) and

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 spread is prevented. Reflecting the scale of the crisis, and in line with the Global Humanitarian Response Plan (GHRP) and

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 President of the Security Council dated 10 August 2018 (S/PRST/2018/17), in which the Council requested me to keep it informed

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 Listen to the English audio file here Moderator: Good afternoon to everyone from the U.S. Department of State’s Africa Regional Media Hub. I would like to welcome our participants from across

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 deaths from COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University. Patients say they are afraid of catching the coronavirus at hospitals, but

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 of the population in rural areas. However, climate change and its effects, such as the unpredictability and instability of rainfall

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, mainly on taxis, however, have left many Kampala residents without a ride. Tempers grew short Thursday at a Kampala taxi

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 of the 24 countries in the region are reporting cases of community transmission. • Over 128 million children and youth