Daily Archives: January 7, 2021

African Continent to Soon Receive First COVID Vaccines, Health Officials Say

JOHANNESBURG – A ray of hope emerged Thursday for the Rainbow Nation, which has seen a massive spike in confirmed COVID-19 cases, as South Africa’s health minister announced a large shipment of vaccines is coming this month. Zweli Mkhize said the country will receive one million vaccine doses by the end of January, and another

Synthesis Report on the state of food and nutrition security and vulnerability in Southern Africa 2020, December Update

Executive summary COVID-19 and the lockdown continue to have a disastrous impact on food and nutrition security in Southern Africa. The lockdown delayed NVAC assessments in several Member States, allowing only a partial analysis in the July Synthesis Report and necessitating this update to provide a fuller picture. Currently, close to 51.3 million people in

West and Central Africa: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (30 Dec – 06 Jan 2021)

REGIONAL MILLIONS OF CHILDREN AT RISK OF NUTRITION CRISIS The combination of ongoing conflicts, climate change and the COVID-19 Is putting millions of children in crisis hotspots at risk of acute malnutrition, UNICEF warned. In Nigeria, 800,000 children are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition this year, including nearly 300,000 from severe acute malnutrition and

Global Humanitarian Overview 2020 Monthly Funding Update – 31 December 2020

Global Humanitarian Overview 2021 The Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) for 2021 was launched on 2 December 2020 in Geneva, with subsequent presentations on the same day in Berlin, Brussels, London and Washington D.C. The 2021 GHO requirements – $35 billion – are the highest ever. The UN and partner organizations aim to help 160 million

DAFI Programme in West & Central Africa: 2020 Highlights

Higher education is a priority outlined in the Education 2030: A Strategy for Refugee Education, forming an integral part of UNHCR’s protection and solutions mandate. The DAFI (Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative) scholarship programme offers qualified refugee and returnee students the possibility to earn an undergraduate degree in their country of asylum or home

Guinea Bissau: African Development Fund approves $9.8 million to Guinea-Bissau for COVID-19 relief and resilience

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund have approved a $9.8 million grant to Guinea Bissau for its national Control Support Project (PALPC), aimed at reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus and boosting the resilience of health system and communities, especially the most vulnerable. Guinea Bissau has been affected by the COVID-19