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UNHCR Update Libya (25 September 2020)

Movement restrictions and curfews related to COVID-19 have made it difficult for people to find daily work, while food prices have also sharply risen

Population movement As of 23 September, 8,247 refugees and migrants have been registered as rescued/intercepted at sea by the Libyan Coast Guard (LCG) and disembarked in Libya. On 21 September, some 91 individuals mainly from Sudan disembarked at the Tripoli Naval Base. UNHCR and its partner, the International Rescue Committee…

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

Coronavirus - South Sudan: Regional Refugee Response Plan

Refugees are hosted in camps, settlements and urban areas and are living in extremely precarious conditions, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic

2020 RESPONSE IN NUMBERS 2.25 M South Sudanese Refugees as of 30 June 2020 USD 268.3M Funding received by sept 2020, representing 20% of requirements 20,381 new South Sudanese Refugee arrivals in 2020 95 UN, International NGO and National NGO Partners involved Download Report: https://bit.ly/3cuIvCK REGIONAL SITUATION OVERVIEW The South…

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Coronavirus: We need new criteria for financial support to vulnerable small states in the wake of COVID-19

Ministers and senior officials have called on the international community to reform the financial system and the ways it offers support to small states in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Representatives of Commonwealth member countries met in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly to discuss the urgent…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 25 September 2020, 6 pm

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,437,339) deaths (35,009), and recoveries (1,185,054) by region: Central (57,388 cases; 1,075 deaths; 50,027 recoveries): Burundi (476; 1; 462), Cameroon (20,712; 418; 19,440), CAR (4,804; 62; 1,837), Chad (1,171; 82; 1,003), Congo (5,005; 89; 3,920), DRC (10,578; 271; 10,070), Equatorial Guinea (5,018;…

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Coronavirus - Malawi: COVID-19 Daily Information Update (25th September 2020)

New cases: 17 Total confirmed case: 5764 Total active cases: 1407 Total recovered: 4178 (17 New) Total number of tests conducted: 52121 (348 New) Total deaths: 179 (0 New)

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Coronavirus: Updated influenza vaccine advice targets protection of elderly and health workers

Although the influenza jab would not protect people from coronavirus - a new disease for which there is so far no cure - “it keeps you out of hospital”

Amid a potential global shortage in influenza vaccines and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the UN health agency has advised countries to protect the elderly and health workers first. The updated recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), come as the northern hemisphere braces for the seasonal bug, which claims hundreds of thousands…

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Coronavirus: US$35 billion price tag to end the acute phase of the pandemic

Partners lay out investment needed to speed up access to COVID-19 diagnostics, vaccines and treatments

The ACT-Accelerator is the only global initiative offering a solution to speed up the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. Launched on 24 April 2020, it combines public and private sector expertise and institutions from around the world to accelerate the development, regulatory approval, scale-up, delivery and equitable allocation of COVID-19 tests,…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Coronavirus - Rwanda: Update COVID-19 (24 September 2020)

Cumulative number of confirmed cases four thousand, seven hundred, and eighty-nine (4789)

Ten (10) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 2158 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to four thousand, seven hundred, and eighty-nine (4789). To date, three thousand, and fifty (3050) patients have recovered and been discharged, including fifty-five (55) in the past 24 hours.…

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West and Central Africa: Flooding Situation as of 25 September 2020

Floods also risk increasing incidence of water-borne diseases, impact hygiene and sanitation, and reduce the capacity to put in place effective preventative measures against COVID-19

SITUATION OVERVIEW As of 25 September, flooding has affected around 1.7 million people in West and Central Africa, with many regions recording excess rainfalls. The impact in 2020 is particularly severe, and the number of people affected exceeding last year’s totals, when floods affected 1.1 million people in 11 countries.…

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Infrastructure for Peacebuilding: The role of infrastructure in tackling the underlying drivers of fragility (September 2020)

This gap in access to infrastructure services became increasingly evident as the first confirmed cases of the COVID-19 emerged in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS)

Introduction The global agenda on conflict and peacebuilding has drastically changed over the past fifty years. If the twentieth century agenda was dominated by conflicts between national states, today the concern has shifted towards contexts that combine state fragility with protracted and intractable conflict, often involving alliances between non-state groups…