Daily Archives: October 11, 2020

Pandemic Worsens Challenges Faced by Girls Globally

The world marks the International Day of the Girl Child on Sunday, during a year in which a global pandemic and subsequent economic downturn has created further challenges for girls. The United Nations, which created the day in 2011 to promote girls’ rights, says difficulties already faced by girls have been exacerbated by the coronavirus

Highlighting COVID-19 Impact on Africa, Secretary-General Urges Development Partners at High-Level Event to Increase Resources Needed for Recovery

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the “Mobilizing with Africa II” high level event at the World Bank International Monetary Fund annual meetings, today: Let me start by thanking the World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund and all those involved in bringing us together again to support Africa. No country has been

Refugees find help with mental health effects of Beirut blast

With her daughter left traumatized by the 4 August explosion, Syrian mother Fahima approached UNHCR, who arranged for professional help with her mental recovery. By Warda Al-Jawahiry and Rihab Charida in Beirut, Lebanon | 11 October 2020 When the shockwave from Beirut’s port explosion ripped through her home in the nearby Jnah neighbourhood of the