Daily Archives: July 9, 2020

Alight’s COVID-19 Health Messaging Campaign IN OUR HANDS Reaches 100 Million People Worldwide

International Humanitarian Organization Delivers First Virus Prevention Information to Marginalized and Remote Communities Through Global Grassroots Efforts MINNEAPOLIS, July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Alight, formerly known as the American Refugee Committee, is proud to share that the IN OUR HANDS campaign has officially reached 100 million people worldwide. The campaign, which was created in conjunction

Unified specification on F5G to empower industry growth: Expert

BEIJING, July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A news report by China.org.cn on Unified specification on F5G to empower industry growth: Expert. Unified specifications on the fifth generation of the fixed network (F5G) should be formulated to meet rising demand for higher and faster broadband network and empower industrial growth, an expert said Wednesday. Dr. Jiang Ming,

UNHCR and WFP warn refugees in Africa face hunger and malnutrition as COVID-19 worsens food shortages

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the World Food Programme (WFP) are warning that severe underfunding, conflict and disasters – as well as supply chain challenges, rising food prices and loss of income due to COVID19 – threaten to leave millions of refugees across Africa without food. “Millions of refugees throughout Africa are currently reliant

West and Central Africa: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (30 June – 6 July 2020)

The number of newly-displaced people arriving in Gorom Gorom, in northern Oudalan province, Sahel region, following armed confrontation between non-state armed groups (NSAGs) and security forces on 28 June has increased to 4,457 according to the latest information from local authorities, up from the 952 new arrivals reported on 30 June. Humanitarian partners are organising

Open Plan Volume 5 | Issue 2 | June 2020

Exploring research and evaluation pieces from across the organisation, this edition of OPENplan brings to you a selection of eclectic studies that display a breadth of thematic topics to showcase recent and innovative works from within the global Plan International family. The issue has a focus on good methodological practice and offers a range of

Impact of COVID-19 on the protection of displaced and stateless populations – West and Central Africa (June 2020)

The COVID-19 pandemic represents an extraordinary and unprecedented emergency for States in West and Central Africa. In response, Governments are taking necessary and legitimate measures to prevent the spread of the virus and to protect populations. These measures are not specific to refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), stateless or returnees and bear a general scope.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Situation Report – 171 (9 July 2020)

WHO has partnered with Facebook and Praekelt.org to provide COVID-19 information in Free Basics and Discover, in a mobile-friendly format. This will enable some of the most vulnerable people to access health information without any data charges, in more than 50 countries. A WHO mission arrived yesterday in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, to assess the risks and

As Foreign Interference in Libya Reaches Unprecedented Levels, Secretary-General Warns Security Council ‘Time Is Not on Our Side’, Urges End to Stalemate

With foreign interference surging, front lines between combatants shifting, tens of thousands fleeing their homes and the threat of COVID-19 looming large, a negotiated solution to the crisis in Libya — now in its tenth year — is more urgent than ever, Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council in a 8 July videoconference meeting*

DRC’s Success in Containing Ebola Serves as Lesson to Countries Battling COVID-19

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, a sliver of good news came out of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on June 25, when the government officially declared an end to the country’s long-running Ebola outbreak. The announcement, following 42 days since the last confirmed case, brings an end to the country’s tenth and