Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

Coronavirus - Nigeria: Statement by IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Nigeria

President Buhari’s administration is taking a number of measures aimed at containing the spread of the virus and its impact

Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued the following statement:   “Nigeria’s economy is being threatened by the twin shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated sharp fall in international oil prices.  President Buhari’s administration is taking a number of measures aimed at containing the…

Source: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) |

Coronavirus - Africa: African Union and African private sector launch COVID-19 Response Fund

Leveraging African solidarity, the initiative aims to implement a pan-African self-reliance strategy to halt COVID-19 pandemic

Ahead of an expected surge in cases of COVID-19 in Africa, the African Union and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) have launched a public-private partnership with the AfroChampions Initiative, known as the Africa COVID-19 Response Fund. The partnership aims to raise an initial US$ 150…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Coronavirus - Tunisia: UNHCR Tunisia Flash Update #1 COVID-19

442 refugees and asylum seekers of different nationalities received food and hygiene items from different civil society organizations across the country

In line with the announcement by the Tunisian National Security Council of the extension of the general lockdown until 18 April, UNHCR Tunisia will continue to rely on alternative working arrangements, to adapt and sustain existing activities, and to step up support to refugees and asylum seekers to meet current…