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Coronavirus – Burkina Faso crisis and COVID-19 concerns highlight pressure on Sahel food security

Food insecurity levels in the Sahel region are “spiralling out of control”, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Thursday, as it expressed concerns about the potential impact on humanitarian supply chains because of restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the Central Sahel in Africa – encompassing Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger – more than five million people face severe food insecurity ahead of the coming lean season, according to data releas

Coronavirus – Africa: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases

African Union Member States (49) reporting COVID-19 cases (6,470), deaths (241), and recoveries (504) by region: Central (466 cases, 21 deaths, 19 recoveries): Burundi (2, 0, 0), Cameroon (271, 7, 10), Central African Republic (8, 0, 3), Chad (7, 0, 0), Congo (22, 2, 2), DRC (123, 11, 3), Equatorial Guinea (15, 0, 1), Gabon (18, 1, 0) Eastern (586, 13, 14): Djibouti (41, 0, 2), Eritrea (18, 0, 0), Ethiopia (29, 0, 4), Kenya (110, 3, 4), Madagascar (59, 0, 0), Mauritius (161, 7, 0), Rwanda (8

Coronavirus – Africa: Number of hungry people spikes in Central Sahel as COVID-19 looms

The humanitarian crisis in the Central Sahel region of Africa is spiralling out of control - with more than 5 million people facing severe food insecurity across the region, according to a new joint food security assessment released today by food security partners including the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The dramatic spike in the number of hungry people comes at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is spreading into fragile countries in a region home to the weakest health systems

Coronavirus – Africa: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases

Download logoAfrican Union Member States (49) reporting COVID-19 cases (6,213), deaths (221), and recoveries (469) by region: Central (425 cases, 20 deaths, 14 recoveries): Burundi (2, 0, 0), Cameroon (233, 6, 5), Central African Republic (8, 0, 3), Chad (7, 0, 0), Congo (19, 2, 2), DRC* (123, 11, 3), Equatorial Guinea (15, 0, 1), Gabon (18, 1, 0). Eastern (544, 11, 9): Djibouti (33, 0, 0), Eritrea (18, 0, 0), Ethiopia (29, 0, 4), Kenya (81, 1, 3), Madagascar (54, 0, 0), Mauritius (161, 7, 0

Coronavirus – Africa: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases

African Union Member States (49) reporting COVID-19 cases (5,940), deaths (210), and recoveries (426) by region: Central (409 cases, 26 deaths, 17 recoveries): Burundi (2, 0, 0), Cameroon' (233, 6, 5), Central African Republic (6, 0, 3), Chad (7, 0, 0), Congo (19, 2, 2), DRC (109, 17, 6), Equatorial Guinea (15, 0, 1), Gabon (18, 1,0). Eastern (517, 9, 9): Djibouti (30, 0, 0), Eritrea (15, 0, 0), Ethiopia (29, 0, 4), Kenya (81, 1, 3), Madagascar (54, 0, 0), Mauritius (147, 5, 0), Rwanda (

Coronavirus – UNHCR Niger: Staying and delivering for refugees amid the COVID-19 crisis

Download logoThere are confirmed COVID-19 cases in Niger. Refugees are at the same risk of contracting and transmitting the COVID-19 virus as local populations. To date and based on available evidence, there have been no reports of COVID-19 infections among refugees and asylum-seekers in Niger. However, there is no reason to believe that this won’t change. UNHCR’s top priority in the COVID-19 crisis is to ensure that people we serve are included in the Government’s response

Coronavirus – Africa: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases

African Union Member States (49) reporting COVID-19 cases (5,786), deaths (196), and recoveries (412) by region: Central (399 cases, 15 deaths, 13 recoveries): Burundi (2, 0, 0), Cameroon* (223, 6, 5), Central African Republic (6, 0, 3), Chad (7, 0, 0), Congo (19, 0, 2), DRC (109, 8, 3), Equatorial Guinea (15, 0, 0), Gabon (18, 1, 0). Eastern (483, 9, 6): Djibouti (30, 0, 0), Eritrea (15, 0, 0), Ethiopia (26, 0, 4), Kenya (59, 1, 1), Madagascar (50, 0, 0), Mauritius (143, 5, 0), Rwanda (75,

Coronavirus – Africa: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Global Epidemic – 31 March 2020

Outbreak Update: Globally, a total of 693,839 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) confirmed cases and 33,214 (CFR 5%) related deaths have been reported to date. Since the last brief (24 March 2020), 360,141  new COVID-19 cases and 18,706 new deaths have been reported globally. Fourteen countries and territories, including five African countries, are reporting cases while  33 countries, including eight African countries, are reporting deaths for the first time this week. 
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