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Coronavirus - Africa: Only 1 in 3 countries ready to receive children safely in schools in West and Central Africa

UNICEF calls on Ministries of Education and Finance today to prioritize education in their COVID-19 recovery plans

UNICEF calls on governments to accelerate a safe re-opening of schools for all children, with clear public health, hygiene and sanitation safeguards in place. UNICEF calls on Ministries of Education and Finance today to prioritize education in their COVID-19 recovery plans to reduce the negative impact of the COVID-19 crisis…

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    • UNICEF Sierra Leone COVID-19 Situation Report No 9, 1 – 30 September 2020
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Coronavirus: UNICEF Sierra Leone COVID-19 Situation Report

Cumulative number of tests conducted is 41,128 (5.37/1,000 population) with an average positivity rate of 5.4%

Situation Overview Sierra Leone has seen a downward trend in the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases during the reporting period. Download Report: https://bit.ly/30zSORv Total number of daily tests conducted meanwhile have increased over the same period. Cumulative number of tests conducted is 41,128 (5.37/1,000 population) with an average positivity…

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    • UNICEF Benin COVID-19 Situation Report No. 22: 18 September - 2 October 2020
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Coronavirus: UNICEF Benin COVID-19 Situation Report

77 new cases were identified in the last two weeks

Situation overview Since March 2020, a total of 2,357 COVID-19 confirmed cases have been identified in Benin out of 167,555 tests conducted. 77 new cases were identified in the last two weeks. One death related to COVID-19 was recorded in the reporting period bringing the number of deaths to 41.…

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    • Coronavirus - UNICEF Benin COVID-19 Situation Report No. 22: 18 September - 2 October 2020
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Coronavirus - UNICEF Benin COVID-19 Situation Report No. 22: 18 September - 2 October 2020

77 new cases were identified in the last two weeks

Situation overview Since March 2020, a total of 2,357 COVID-19 confirmed cases have been identified in Benin out of 167,555 tests conducted. 77 new cases were identified in the last two weeks. One death related to COVID-19 was recorded in the reporting period bringing the number of deaths to 41.…

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    • Coronavirus - UNICEF South Africa COVID-19 Situation Report No. 8: 01-30 September 2020
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Coronavirus - UNICEF South Africa COVID-19 Situation Report No. 8: 01-30 September 2020

Highlights South Africa moved to Alert Level 1 on September 21, as new COVID-19 infections continued to slow across the country and the National Department of Health (NDoH) reported that the epidemiological curve has plateaued. UNICEF and partners are now working on further scaling up risk communication and community engagement…

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    • Coronavirus - UNICEF Global COVID-19 Situation Report No. 12: September 2020
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Coronavirus - UNICEF Global COVID-19 Situation Report No. 12: September 2020

COVID-19 Special Interim Report: use of flexible funds in the COVID-19 Response. The COVID-19 pandemic has fuelled an unprecedented global crisis that has reversed some development gains for children. Download report: https://bit.ly/3iqe6qD Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 1.3 billion children have lost access to in-person education following physical…

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    • Coronavirus - UNICEF Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report No. 7: July-August 2020
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Coronavirus - UNICEF Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report No. 7: July-August 2020

Highlights Uganda confirmed 3,074 cases of COVID-19 among Ugandan nationals during the reporting period; the majority of cases were in males (86 per cent). Uganda’s cumulative COVID-19 caseload included 1,699 recoveries, 32 deaths (with a case fatality rate of 1.0 per cent), and 86 cases in children (representing 2.8 per…

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    • UNICEF Ethiopia COVID-19 Situation Report No. 18: 1-15 September 2020
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Coronavirus: UNICEF Ethiopia COVID-19 Situation Report

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees are being intentionally targeted with key COVID-19 prevention messages and WASH support

Highlights ▪ Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees have been identified as being among the most vulnerable population groups to COVID-19 infection in Ethiopia. To ensure an equitable and comprehensive COVID-19 response, IDPs and refugees are being intentionally targeted with key COVID-19 prevention messages and WASH support. Since the onset…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Conflict, climate crisis and COVID-19 pose great threats to the health of women and children

COVID-19 crisis, in particular, is exacerbating existing inequities, with reported disruptions in essential health interventions disproportionately impacting the most vulnerable women and children

Protect the Progress: Rise, Refocus, Recover - 2020 Progress Report on the Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016–2030) Download Report: https://bit.ly/3mUckkU Fragile gains made to advance women and children’s health are threatened by conflict, the climate crisis and COVID-19, according to a new…

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    • Coronavirus - UNICEF Benin COVID-19 Situation Report No. 21: 4-18 September 2020
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Coronavirus - UNICEF Benin COVID-19 Situation Report No. 21: 4-18 September 2020

Situation overview Since March 2020, a total of 2,280 COVID-19 confirmed cases were identified in Benin out of 132,787 tests conducted. The situation seems to stabilize, with 38 new cases identified in the last two weeks. Download report: https://bit.ly/33D6FH6 No death related to COVID-19 were recorded in the reporting period. Fatality…