Source: International Rescue Committee |

Coronavirus - Africa: As COVID cases hit 20M, David Miliband, President and CEO of the IRC, raises alarm on growing numbers in fragile contexts

The African continent surpassed one million cases

David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, said, “20 million global COVID-19 cases is a dire milestone and evidence that national leaders must look beyond their borders in the fight against COVID. These figures are a wake-up call for donors and policy makers, especially for legislators in the…

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Source: United Nations in Kenya |

Coronavirus - Kenya: Let the Petals Fall in Dignity Despite Covid-19

Covid-19 pandemic has occasioned unprecedented deprivation among women and girls whose pre-existing vulnerabilities as a result of discrimination and marginalization have deepened

Over 10,000 women, girls and boys affected by Covid-19 and other emergencies in urban and rural locations have benefited from this intervention The Covid-19 pandemic has occasioned unprecedented deprivation among women and girls whose pre-existing vulnerabilities as a result of discrimination and marginalization have deepened.  They have lost jobs and…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

Statement by USAID Acting Administrator Barsa: USAID launches its First Policy on Promoting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

USAID is also pleased to announce the creation of the first global public-private partnership for Indigenous Peoples

The launch of the Policy on Promoting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (PRO-IP) is a historic step for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  This groundbreaking policy represents the first time the Agency has laid out specific guidance for how we globally engage, work with, and empower Indigenous Peoples…

Source: UN News |

Coronavirus - Africa: WHO chief points to ‘green shoots of hope’ in COVID-19 pandemic

Tedros underlined two elements for addressing the pandemic effectively, namely that “leaders must step up to take action and citizens need to embrace new measures”

Although COVID-19 cases are on track to hit 20 million worldwide this week, and 750,000 deaths, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has pointed to “green shoots of hope” amidst the global crisis, while urging both governments and people everywhere to work to suppress the new coronavirus. “I…

Source: WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean |

Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 situation update for week 32 (2 – 8 August 2020)

Libya, Morocco and Oman had the largest relative increase in deaths

The coronavirus disease COVID-19 has been spreading for the past 6 months, and it continues to accelerate at regional and global levels. As of 8 August 2020, 19 187 943 cases and 716 075 associated deaths with a case-fatality rate (CFR) of 3.7% have been reported globally. The 22 countries…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 10 August 2020, 6 pm EAT

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,048,600) deaths (23,278), and recoveries (734,235) by region: Central (50,353 cases; 961 deaths; 37,589 recoveries): Burundi (408; 1; 315), Cameroon (17,586; 393; 16,060), CAR (4,641; 60; 1,721), Chad (944; 76; 839), Congo (3,664; 58; 1,605), DRC (9,488; 224; 8,363), Equatorial Guinea (4,821;…