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Coronavirus – Africa: Urban refugees struggling to survive as economic impact of COVID19 worsens in East, Horn and Great Lakes of Africa

Download logoThis is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Refugees in urban areas across the East, Horn and Great Lakes region of Africa are struggling to meet their most basic needs as the economic impact of COVID19 begins take hold. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is working closely with governments and partners to find solutions for urban refug

Coronavirus – Kenya: Joining Forces Alliance for Children in Kenya Statement on COVID-19 Emergency Response in Kenya

Download logoBy Joining Forces Alliance for Children in Kenya COVID-19 Response We foremost commend the Government of Kenya for its on-going well-coordinated efforts on the COVID-19 Emergency Response. We acknowledge and applaud all the health care workers for their commitment in preventing, detecting and responding to various cases of COVID-19. We salute all children and the people of Kenya for responding positively to the Government guidelines aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19

Coronavirus – UNICEF Guinea-Bissau: COVID-19 Situation Report #07

Download logoSituation Overview and Humanitarian Needs As of 22 May, the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has reached 1,114 with 42 patients who have recovered and 6 deaths, thus bringing the number of active cases to 1,066. Male (68%) continue to be more attained than female (32%). The 30-39 years age group has most of the confirmed COVID-19 cases with 27.5% of cases, followed by the 40-49 years age group with 21.8% of cases. As of 20 May there were 93 children from 0 to 19 years

Coronavirus – South Africa: Parliament commemorates Africa Day amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Download logoParliament's Presiding Officers, led by National Assembly Speaker Ms Thandi Modise and National Council of Provinces Chairperson Mr Amos Masondo, join the rest of the continent in celebrating Africa's special day – Africa Day This year’s marks 57 years since the formation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on 25 May 1963, later succeeded by the African Union (AU), and is being commemorated during this most challenging time of tackling the global outbre

Coronavirus – Sudan: World Food Programme (WFP) Sudan Country Brief

Download logoIn Numbers 1.5 million people assisted April 2020 17,702 mt of food assistance distributed, April 2020 US$6.0 million cash-based transfers made, April 2020 US$15.5 m six months net funding requirements (June - November 2020) Download Report: https://bit.ly/2A2Ceir Operational Updates • WFP food and nutrition assistance continued in April in 13 states, while implementing precautionary measures such as physical distancing, installation of hand washing facilities and

Coronavirus – Africa: Smithsonian Science Education Center with support of the World Health Organization launches New COVID-19 Guide for Youth

Download logoThe Smithsonian Science Education Center, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP)—a partnership of 140 national academies of science, engineering and medicine—has developed “COVID-19! How can I protect myself and others?,” a new rapid-response guide for youth ages 8–17. The guide, which is based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, aims to help young people understand the science and social sc

Coronavirus – Libya: The International Organization for Migration (IOM), UNHCR, urge European States to disembark rescued migrants and refugees on board the Captain Morgan...

Download logoThe International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), are calling on Malta and other European States to speed efforts to bring some 160 rescued migrants and refugees, who remain at sea on board two Captain Morgan vessels, on to dry land and to safety. A separate group of 21 people, mostly families, women and children, were already evacuated and disembarked in Malta several days ago. It is important to disembark the remaining people as soon as poss

Coronavirus – Eritrea: Detainees in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions defenceless against COVID-19

Download logoUnable to shower or wash their clothes regularly, denied access to toilets or forced to relieve themselves in the open, thousands of people locked away in Eritrea’s crammed detention centres have little or no defence against COVID-19, according to information obtained by Amnesty International. Testimonies pieced together since 2017 provide new insights into life in four prisons; Adi Abeyito prison, Mai Serwa Maximum prison and Mai Serwa Asmera Flowers detention camp, which