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Responding to Cyclone Gati in Puntland: Immediate assistance needed for prevention of waterborne diseases

WHO requires US$ 1.23 m to continue to implement a timely intervention to prevent deaths and help Somalia overcome the negative consequences of the cyclone

After Cyclone Gati struck Puntland State of Somalia on 22 November 2020, heavy rains and floods washed away homes, livestock, crops, and fishing boats. In its wake, the cyclone destroyed health facilities and safe sanitation systems in the area, leaving thousands of vulnerable people exposed without any shelter and livelihoods,…

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Coronavirus - Somalia: Urgent need to scale up mental health services in Somalia

This request comes at a time when Somalis are faced with the consequences of the triple threat of COVID-19, flooding and desert locusts

On World Mental Health Day this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) in Somalia urged policy-makers, international and national agencies, and other civil society groups to scale up mental health services in Somalia. This request comes at a time when Somalis are faced with the consequences of the triple threat…

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Coronavirus: Regional Director press briefing statement

COVID-19 has shown that the world was very much underprepared to respond

By Regional Director, WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean COVID-19 is now a part of our daily lives. It is affecting the way we work, learn, communicate and manage our relationships. While people are eager to return to their normal lives, the reality is that the situation is not getting any better.…

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Coronavirus - Sudan: WHO and Qatar Fund for Development sign new agreement to meet health needs in Sudan

As part of the project, WHO will build the capacity of the health workforce on emergency response in the three priority states of While Nile, Kassala, and Sennar

The World Health Organization is grateful for a generous donation of US$ 1 million from the Qatar Fund for Development to support its ongoing work in Sudan for a period of one year. The agreement is part of a larger, joint project that brings together the Qatari Red Crescent and…

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Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 situation updates for week 36

Most countries in the Region are in the community transmission phase

The coronavirus disease COVID-19 continues to spread at the regional and global levels. As of 5 September 2020, the global cumulative incidence reached 26 468 031 reported cases and 871 166 associated deaths with a case fatality ratio (CFR) of 3.3%. Meanwhile, the 22 countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region…