Daily Archives: November 6, 2020

3 Countries, One Region on Brink of Famine, UN Says

GENEVA – United Nations food agencies are warning that COVID-19, conflict and lack of humanitarian aid are increasing levels of acute hunger around the world, with several countries and one region on the brink of famine. The World Food Program reports more than 100 million people globally already are suffering from severe food shortages. It

FAO-WFP early warning analysis of acute food insecurity hotspots – October 2020

Introduction As acute food insecurity levels appear to be reaching new highs globally, also as a result of the socio-economic fallout of measures imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19, this joint FAO-WFP report aims to raise an early warning on 20 countries and situations – called hotspots – that, starting from already significant levels

UN Food Agencies warn of rising levels of acute hunger with potential risk of famine in four hotspots

ROME – The world has been put on a heightened famine alert with a new report by two United Nations agencies that contains a stark warning; four countries contain areas that could soon slip into famine if conditions there undergo “any further deterioration over the coming months”. These are Burkina Faso in West Africa’s Sahel

WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 6 November 2020

• Today, WHO and UNICEF are jointly launching an emergency appeal to rapidly boost measles and polio vaccination. We estimate that $655 million US dollars is needed to address dangerous immunisation gaps in children in non-Gavi eligible countries. • As the pandemic unfolds, as countries have reflected, they have used intra action reviews to make

Reinforcing key health services amid COVID-19

Accra – Thousands of vaccinators fanned through villages and towns across 73 districts in Ghana, immunizing more than 4.6 million children against vaccine-derived poliovirus. Mass immunization campaigns, like many key health services, have suffered a heavy jolt dealt by the COVID-19 pandemic. Health authorities in Ghana are now reviving and reinforcing essential services to not

UNHCR Ethiopia COVID-19 and Operational Update 06 November 2020

COVID-19 Operational Context As of 05 November 2020, the Ethiopian Ministry of Health (MoH) reported 98,391coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and 1,508 fatalities in the country. More than 1.5 million samples were collected and tested throughout the country to date. Following the Government’s announcement and guidelines for a phased reopening of schools, schools in the capital Addis