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Coronavirus – Ivory Coast: Coronavirus preparations in full swing

Download logoIvory Coast has now registered 140 cases of COVID-19 (as of March 29 according to WHO) and recently entered the stage of local transmission. In response, the Ivorian authorities, like those in most neighboring countries, have quickly taken measures to restrict movement, according to the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which has been supporting preparation measures in the country for over two weeks. For severa

South Sudan: World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary welcomes establishment of transitional unity government in South Sudan, expresses concern over threat of COVID-19

Download logoIn a letter to the South Sudan Council of Churches and member churches in South Sudan, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit conveyed the WCC’s great relief and gratitude to God that the long-delayed establishment of the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity in South Sudan was finally achieved on 22 February. "I celebrate the spirit of compromise on contentious issues that finally made the formation of this unity governme

Coronavirus – Africa: Communique Of The Bureau Of The Assembly Of The African Union (Au) Heads Of State And Government Teleconference On Covid-19, Held...

Download logoHis Excellency President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, in his capacity as Chairperson of the African Union, convened a teleconference of the Bureau of the African Union Heads of State and Government, ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit video-teleconference on 26 March 2020. The Bureau of the African Union Heads of State and Government is chaired by President Ramaphosa and consists of: His Excellency, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta o

Coronavirus – Sudan: As of the 29 March, six confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Sudan

Download logoAs of the 29 March, six confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Sudan. There have been two resulting fatalities. All cases are imported with recent travel history--no local transmission has been documented. Three patients have been admitted to Khartoum state hospital isolation and 28 suspected cases are in home isolation. There are 15 people currently being monitored in quarantine at Universal Hospital. Starting the 31 March 2020, the national curfew in Sudan will be extended

COVID-19: Urgent action needed to counter major threat to life in conflict zones

Download logoIt will be nearly impossible to fight COVID-19 in countries already devastated by conflict unless a concerted response by states and humanitarian organizations is launched immediately, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has warned. Plans to prevent and respond to the virus must urgently move forward before it gains a foothold in conflict zones. COVID-19 represents a major threat to life in countries with strong health systems. But the threat is even greater

COVID-19 – Africa: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) response to the coronavirus in Africa

Download logoThe COVID-19 pandemic, also known as coronavirus, has overwhelmed advance health care systems all over the world. The African region has not been so severely affected so far, but if action is not taken immediately to contain the virus, it could have devastating effects particularly in places affected by conflict and violence. Governments have acted quickly to put travel bans, self-quarantine, and other preventative measures in place. These are critical steps taken towards curbing

Coronavirus – South Sudan: Cash and Voucher Assistance and the Covid-19 Outbreak, South Sudan

Download logoThis documents intents to provide guidance and advice on how to best adapt Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) programming during the current Covid-19 outbreak and specifically: Download Document Here: https://bit.ly/2xyCrZL 1) How to manage CVA during the outbreak; 2) How to operate while reducing the risk of contamination. This document (adapted from CashCap global cash community of practice) is a compilation of information from sources that currently are available and relev

Coronavirus – Africa: Communique of the Bureau of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government Teleconference on COVID-19,...

Download logoHis Excellency President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Arica, in his capacity as Chairperson of the African Union, convened a teleconference of the Bureau of the African Union Heads of State and Government, ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit video-teleconference on 26 March 2020. The Bureau of the African Union Heads of State and Government is chaired by President Ramaphosa and consists of: His Excellency, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta
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