Daily Archives: July 10, 2020

IN OUR HANDS, la campagne de communication sanitaire centrée sur la COVID-19 d’Alight, touche 100 millions de personnes dans le monde

L’organisation humanitaire internationale fournit aux communautés marginalisées et isolées des informations de première main sur la prévention du virus à travers des initiatives populaires MINNEAPOLIS, 10 juillet 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Alight (anciennement l’American Refugee Committee) est fier d’annoncer que la campagne IN OUR HANDS (ENTRE NOS MAINS) a officiellement atteint 100 millions de personnes à travers le

Global Weather Hazards Summary: July 10 – 16, 2020

Africa Weather Hazards 1. Desert locust swarms, groups, and bands are still present across the Horn of Africa. Mature swarms continue to move over Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Uganda, while hoppers remain over Yemen and Oman. 2. Heavy rainfall over the past two weeks triggered flooding across Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana. There is a risk

ICCO supports people’s fight against the coronavirus

Over the last months, the corona pandemic has affected the lives of billions of people around the globe. The virus has challenged the most established and well-funded health and social protection systems, but poses even greater risks for regions and states that lack such services. The virus has irreversibly exposed and exacerbated existing global inequalities.

Red Cross Red Crescent alarmed at increase in migrant drownings in Mediterranean

Beirut/Budapest/Geneva, 10 July 2020 – Red Crescent societies in Tunisia and Libya are seeing an increase in drownings on the shores of North Africa. Warmer weather and relaxed COVID-19 lockdowns are thought to be behind an increase in numbers of people attempting to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe. Many are not surviving

Regional Bureau for West and Central Africa Education Newsletter, June 2020

World Refugee Day was celebrated this year under the theme Everyone can make a difference, every action counts. Despite restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, celebrations have placed education at the centre of the festivities in many countries. In Ghana, refugee children decided to organize a COVID sensitization campaign. They demonstrated to their peers and

Refugees’ Right to Work: Progress and Remaining Challenges

One year ago, the Center for Global Development (CGD) and Refugees International launched the “Let Them Work” initiative, aiming to expand labor market access for refugees and forced migrants around the world. In this post, we explore what has changed in the last year in four countries—Colombia, Peru, Ethiopia, and Kenya—and what challenges remain. The

UN expert calls on governments to renew their commitment for action to expand civic space during global crisis

GENEVA (10 July 2020) – The UN’s expert on freedom of assembly today called on governments to help the world prepare for new emergencies like COVID-19 by protecting the right to peaceful assembly and association. “Let me be clear: Assembly and association rights empower communities to respond and adapt to changes brought by this crisis,

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Situation Report – 172 (10 July 2020)

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros acknowledged how civil society has played a critical role in responding to this pandemic by highlighting the needs of the most vulnerable, fighting for an equitable response, and holding decision-makers to account, in his address to a webinar on “civil society engagement in COVID-19 response at national and local levels”, organised

Southern Africa Regional Maize Supply and Market Outlook July 2020

• The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic coincided with the start of regional harvests in Southern Africa. Moving into the 2020/21 marketing year, opening stocks were 20 percent below average. Below average opening stocks were offset by the region’s above-average 2020 maize harvest despite dryness experienced in many areas earlier in the year. • Southern