Tag: Greece

Award-winning Canon photographers capture Ramadan in the time of a pandemic

On 23rd April, the holy month of Ramadan began, with Muslims around the world practicing under unique circumstances and adapting to the changes caused by COVID-19. From live-streamed sermons to video calling loved ones for virtual Iftars, this year’s Ramadan is seeing Muslims worldwide forging new ways to connect with family and friends and enjoy the collective tradition that Ramadan provides. To capture this religious practice taking place under lockdown, Canon (www.Canon-CNA.com)

Coronavirus – Africa: Statement on Protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Promoting Gender-Responsiveness in the COVID-19 Crisis

Download logoWe, the Ministers of South Africa, Sweden, Argentina, Australia, Albania, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cabo Verde, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, are honored to issue this joint statement on behalf of the people and gover

Coronavirus – Africa: International Rescue Committee (IRC) – World risks up to 1 billion cases and 3.2 million deaths from COVID-19 across fragile countries

Download logoBased on potential response scenarios, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) estimates between 500 million and 1 billion infections, leading to between 1.7 to 3.2 million deaths, in 34 conflict-affected and fragile countries; there remains a small window of time to mount a robust response to COVID-19 while it is still in early stages in fragile countries; urgent funding to frontline responses is needed; extreme social distancing unsustainable in most humanitarian contexts, local

Coronavirus – Libya: The situation in Libya and on the migration route to Europe

Download logoMEPs will discuss with Commission, Frontex, UNHCR, Council of Europe and NGOs the migration situation in Libya and on the Central Mediterranean route. Civil Liberties MEPs will hear about the conditions that thousands of migrants and asylum-seekers stranded in Libya are facing, often in locked camps and lacking the most basic provisions. They will also look into the situation at sea, following the establishment of the EU naval Operation Irini, which on 1 April succeeded Oper

Coronavirus – Africa: Racing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in over 70 countries

Download logoDoctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are racing to respond to the coronavirus pandemic in the more than 70 countries where we run existing programs, while opening projects in new countries as they become outbreak hotspots. MSF’s response to COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, focuses on three main priorities: Supporting health authorities to provide care for patients with COVID-19, protecting people who are vulnerable a

Coronavirus – Africa: A Human Rights Checklist

Human Rights Watch is committed to reporting on the human rights dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our research has identified 40 questions to guide a rights-respecting response to this crisis that addresses the needs of groups most at risk, including people living in poverty, ethnic and religious minorities, women, people with disabilities, older people, LGBT people, migrants, refugees, and children. We have also identified a l

CORRECTION: Flour Mills of Nigeria PLC (FMN Group) COVID-19 Response Operations

Further strengthens the fight to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 virus by redeeminga $2.8 million pledge to the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID); FMN (https://FMNPLC.com) weathers herculean supply chain challenges to procure $1.5 million worth of medical supplies for Nigeria which will rapidly beef up the Nigerian COVID-19 testing capability; commenced deployment of a $840,000 food relief packages to vulnerable communities in 12 states across the Nation. Ever Si

Meetings of Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu with Ambassadors of Montenegro, Gambia, Greece, Mongolia and Oman

Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

On 14 January 2020, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu met with newly appointed Ambassador Perisa Kastratoviç of Montenegro, Ambassador Landing Kinteh of Gambia and Michel-Christos Diamessis of Greece and wished them success during their terms in Turkey.

On the same day, Minister Çavu