Daily Archives: August 6, 2020

Africa Approaches 1 Million Coronavirus Cases

JOHANNESBURG – The African continent is fast approaching 1 million confirmed cases of coronavirus, with South Africa alone accounting for more than half-a-million cases. World Health Organization officials say they’re sending a team of experts to South Africa in coming weeks, as the health minister warns the nation could see a “second wave.” Meanwhile, other

West and Central Africa: Market Update for Agricultural & food products, Bulletin of July 2020

Higlights • In June 2020,the markets in the region were marked by a relative stability in prices of basic foodstuffs compared to the previous month. Price variations hardly exceeded 5% in the region’s markets, with the exception of Nigeria where an increase of + 15% was recorded in some markets. Overall, the anticipated stock-outs, recorded

WHO ramps up COVID-19 support to hotspot countries in Africa

Brazzaville, 6 August 2020 – The first members of a surge team of health experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) have arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa to bolster the country’s response to COVID-19. As the continent nears one million cases, WHO is expanding support to countries experiencing a significant uptick in cases. South Africa

East & Horn of Africa COVID-19 Situation Report – #17, 5 August 2020 Update

EHoA SITUATION OVERVIEW The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in East and Horn of Africa continues to rise, with the disease now infecting over 58,000 people. Migrants, including Internally Displaced Persons (IPDs), and similar vulnerable groups are more likely to be disproportionately affected by the impact of COVID-19, compared to non-migrants. The migration routes

Policy Brief: COVID-19 in an Urban World

Executive summary The remarkable growth of cities in recent decades has intensified many of humanity’s most pressing challenges. It has also presented many of our greatest opportunities to protect people, prosperity and planet. COVID-19 has laid bare – and indeed heightened – both these challenges and these opportunities. With an estimated 90 percent of all

UNHCR West & Central Africa COVID-19 Emergency Response, 5 August 2020

The West and Central Africa region has seen a 18% percent increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past two weeks with a total of 167,912 contaminations as of 03 August compared to 141,891 on 20 July 2020. Since the beginning of the rainy season, heavy rainfalls and floods have hit several hosting areas, especially

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Situation Report – 199 (6 August 2020)

Highlights The WHO Regional Office for the Americas has issued a warning against the use of chlorine products as treatment for COVID-19. WHO recommends that people avoid consuming products containing chlorine dioxide or related substances (sodium hypochlorite, bleach, etc.) and that all marketing of such products for therapeutic purposes be reported to the authorities. The