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Coronavirus - Egypt: “Our Story; Youth, Migration and Covid-19” Campaign

International Organization for Migration (IOM) Egypt Launches a Digital Campaign on the Stories of Migrants During the COVID-19 Pandemic

IOM Egypt is launching its campaign “Our Story; Youth, Migration and Covid-19) online. COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in severe economic and social impacts around the world. Migrant youths are amongst the vulnerable groups affected by the disruption caused by the pandemic. Under these circumstances, it is important that youths, including…

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Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), UN in Egypt launch Response Plans to Support Refugees and Asylum-Seekers

Targeted sectors for interventions include education, protection, health, basic needs, cash assistance, livelihoods, and food security

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted the launch of the Egypt Chapter in the Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan 2020 – 2021 in response to the Syria Crisis (3RP) and the Egypt Response Plan for Refugees and Asylum-seekers from Sub-Saharan Africa, Iraq and Yemen 2020 – 2021 (ERP) on 5…

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World Patient Safety Day: Health worker safety - A Priority for patient safety

COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted huge global challenges and has only increased the daily risks faced by health workers in delivering essential health care services to patients

World Patient Safety Day is celebrated each year on 17 September and the theme of this year’s day is “Health worker safety: a priority for patient safety”. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted huge global challenges and has only increased the daily risks faced by health workers in delivering essential health…

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COVID-19: World leaders to stay at home, in first ‘virtual’ UN General Assembly

The same procedure will apply for a series of special high-level sessions scheduled to take place

The 75th UN General Assembly (UNGA) session, begins on 15 September and this year, due to the ongoing global pandemic, it will be unlike any other in the organization’s three quarters of a century of existence This year each Member State, Observer State, and the European Union, was invited to…

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Coronavirus - Egypt: UNAIDS participates with WHO and partners in the launch of training resource on “Primary health care practice in the context of COVID-19”

Maintaining essential services for all is critical

Within the successful  partnership under the Regional Health Forum, and the “Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being for All”, which identifies PHC as the primary driver in achieving SDG 3 to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages; World Health Organization collaborates with UN…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Secretary-General’s Policy Brief on Tourism and COVID-19

90% of countries have closed World Heritage Sites, with immense socio-economic consequences for communities reliant on tourism

The Policy Brief provides an overview of the socio-economic impacts from the pandemic on tourism, including on the millions of livelihoods it sustains. It highlights the role tourism plays in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals, including its relationship with environmental goals and culture. The Brief calls on the urgency of…

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Coronavirus - Egypt: World Food Programme (WFP) launches new collaboration to support mothers and children in time of COVID-19 crisis in partnership with the Ministry of Social Solidarity

The project is under the auspices of Egypt’s Ministry of Social Solidarity (MOSS) and is part of its social protection programme

In support of Egypt’s Ministry of Social Solidarity (MOSS), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has started providing financial assistance for more than 40,000 mothers registered under the Ministry’s ‘Takaful and Karama’ programme and their children under 2 years to prevent malnutrition and help families fulfil the nutritional needs…

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Coronavirus: Joint Press Release by National Coordinating Committee for Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and International Organization for Migration - World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: Victims in lock-down

In the Middle East and North Africa, the most common forms of Trafficking in Persons are forced labor (55%), which is closely followed by sexual exploitation (36%)

This year the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons coincides with the persistence of the COVID-19 pandemic that has negatively impacted the entire world, especially the marginalized and vulnerable groups. It has also led to the emergence of new groups affected by the deterioration of economic conditions, making them vulnerable…

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Coronavirus - Africa: One million patients reported as recovered from COVID-19 in WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region

Successful treatment of patients requires timely diagnosis and health system capacity to provide treatment, and also protect health care workers and provide sufficient medical supplies

More than one million patients in countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region have successfully recovered from COVID-19 since the first case was reported on 29 January 2020. “This is a welcome and significantly positive milestone, and reflects the efforts made by countries to protect their populations during these very challenging…

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Coronavirus – Africa: Statement on the Launch of United Nations Policy Brief on the Impact of COVID-19 on Africa

I express my total solidarity with the people and governments of Africa in tackling COVID-19

By The Secretary-General As COVID-19 spreads across the continent, Africa has responded swiftly to the pandemic, and as of now reported cases are lower than feared.  Even so, much hangs in the balance. In recent years Africans have done much to advance the well-being of the continent’s people.  Economic growth…