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Coronavirus – Benin: COVID-19 Situation Report No. 11

Download logoSituation Overview and Humanitarian Needs Following the confirmation of the first positive case of COVID-19 in Benin on 16 March 2020, UNICEF Benin has been working closely with the Government and its partners to prevent further proliferation of the COVID-19 virus. Although the number of reported cases is still low, it has started increasing relatively faster in the last few days. The transmission of the virus is currently local with more than 80% of confirmed cases being locally

Coronavirus – Africa: UNHCR Global COVID-19 Emergency Response (26 May 2020)

Download logoHighlights ■ As of 25 May, the number of reported COVID-19 cases has risen to over 5.3 million worldwide, with over 340,000 deaths. The spread of COVID-19 is increasing rapidly in Africa, with the majority of countries experiencing community transmission. ■ With last week’s deliveries to DRC and South Sudan, UNHCR completed provision of the first batch of 1.5 million masks to priority country operations. ■ On 20 May, UNHCR and the World Health Organization (WHO) sig

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 – Nigeria: COVID-19 Situation Analysis – North East Nigeria, May 2020

Download logoIntroduction COVID-19 Situation Analysis is based on assessment of knowledge, impact and practice of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and impacted populations in the six conflict-affected states of northeastern Nigeria. Conducted alongside Round 32 Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) assessment by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the report covers the period 16 April to 6 May 2020 and reflects trends from the six states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Tarab

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: Western Cape Government receives donation of Footwear and Winterwear for Healthcare Workers

Download logoToday, 25 May 2020, Adidas South Africa donated over 2700 pairs of footwear and fleece tops to healthcare workers at a handover ceremony at the Bellville Health Park to be distributed to Cape Town, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal Metro Health Services. Attended by Premier Alan Winde, Minister of Health, Dr. Nomafrench Mbombo, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, The Health Foundation SA and Adidas; healthcare workers shared their experiences under this global health p

Coronavirus – Africa: We will not defeat COVID-19 without including Africa in the global response (By Winnie Byanyima and John Nkengasong)

By Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of UNAIDS and John Nkengasong, Director of Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention In much of the global COVID-19 conversation, Africa is barely mentioned. But the risks which the COVID-19 crisis brings are even greater in Africa than elsewhere – and those risks will be compounded if Africa is marginalized in the global response. Beating COVID-19 in Africa, in turn, is essential for beating it worldwide. African leadership and global solid
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