Daily Archives: September 10, 2020

Least Protected, Most Affected: Migrants and refugees facing extraordinary risks during the COVID-19 pandemic

Geneva, 10 September 2020 –The COVID-19 pandemic has been a disaster for people from all walks of life, but an absolute “catastrophe” for the world’s vulnerable migrants, people seeking asylum and refugees. Already weak social safety nets are eroding, migrants are being stuck, stranded without access to support, in some cases unable to move or

COVID-19 – Global response Fact Sheet #9, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 – September 9, 2020

KEY DEVELOPMENTS • Since the emergence of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in early 2020, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has worked in partnership with the U.S. Department of State (DoS), the National Security Council (NSC), and other parts of the interagency to lead the U.S. Government’s global response, track the spread of

Statement from the first ACT-Accelerator Facilitation Council meeting

As Members and Partners of the Facilitation Council of the ‘Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator’ (ACT- Accelerator), on the occasion of the Council’s launch meeting; We share the vision of the ACT-Accelerator as a unique international collaboration to fast-track the development and equitable deployment of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics globally while strengthening related health

DAFI Annual Report 2019 – Refugee Students in Higher Education (Short Report)

Over its 28-year history, the DAFI programme has supported more than 18,000 young refugee women and men to pursue their undergraduate degrees. DAFI remains the longest running and largest standalone tertiary scholarship programme for refugees and returnees, currently serving students in 54 countries. The idea underpinning the DAFI programme is simple but powerful: that talented,

World Bank Provides $130.8 Million to Upgrade Road Infrastructure in Areas Hosting Refugees in Uganda’s West Nile sub-region

WASHINGTON, September 10, 2020 – The World Bank Board of Directors today approved a grant of $130.8 million from the International Development Association (IDA) to ease the movement of goods and people and improve access to social services and job opportunities in the refugee hosting districts in the West Nile sub-region of Uganda. It is

Release of Torture Videos Prompts Denials by Mozambican Authorities

WASHINGTON/MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE – A video that appears to show Mozambican security forces torturing and possibly killing militants is prompting calls for investigations, as well as denials from government officials. Amnesty International obtained five videos and three photos it says were taken in the restive Cabo Delgado region. The images have been analyzed by the group’s