Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

Coronavirus - Seychelles: Public Health Authority Issues latest list of countries from which visitors are permitted in Seychelles

As of the 5th August 2020, the Public Health Authority has issued a list of countries approved for entry in Seychelles. Only visitors from the following country will be allowed in Seychelles. Note: This list will be updated periodically. Austria      Germany   Monaco  United Arab Emirates Belgium Hungary New…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Liberia |

Coronavirus - Liberia: U.S. Embassy Monrovia Update

On August 8, the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) published a COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers departing Liberia

Liberia has confirmed COVID-19 within its borders.  On August 8, the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) published a COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers departing Liberia. Exiting Liberia: Individuals departing Liberia by land, sea, or air must follow NPHIL procedures for COVID-19 testing at least 72 hours before the date of…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) + Belgium Innovative solutions for Zero Hunger

The geographic distribution of Belgium’s contributions shows that the majority (69 percent) were directed to Africa

Partnership at a Glance Belgium is a key strategic partner for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), supporting the Organization’s mandate for both humanitarian and development activities. The country is generously funding innovative and critical areas in support of food security, economic growth, employment and income…

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Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Coronavirus - Rwanda: Robots use in Rwanda to fight against COVID-19

To minimize contact time with confirmed cases and therefore reducing the risk of contamination of health professionals in COVID-19 treatment centres, robots were deployed

One of the challenges being faced worldwide is the rate of infection of health professionals while treating COVID-19 patients. 2016 statistics show the following picture of Rwanda’s health sector: 1/50,505 ground ambulance / population Ratio; 1/10,055 Doctor/population ratio; 1/1,094 Nurse/population ratio; 1/10,500 Laboratory technicians /population ratio. Although Rwanda is on…

Source: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) |

Coronavirus - Morocco: Operation SALAMA reaches millions of Moroccans with pandemic information, supplies, support

The Government also worked closely with partners, including UNFPA, to reduce disease transmission and limit the impact of the pandemic on at-risk communities

When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Morocco in March, alarm spread through the country. “At the start of the pandemic, we were very worried about our health,” Halima*, a migrant woman from Madagascar, told UNFPA. A state of emergency was declared, and strict movement restrictions were implemented. Within three months…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Coronavirus - Zimbabwe: Belgium supports anticipatory action project

Belgium contributes to an anticipatory action project aimed at enhancing the food security and nutrition of populations affected by COVID-19 in Zimbabwe

The Government of Zimbhas declared the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic a national disaster and has introduced several urgent and essential health-related measures, including a national lockdown, now partially eased. The effects of these essential COVID-19 measures are having repercussions on the country’s already fragile situation and are expected to…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomes additional €15 million from the European Union to fight Desert Locusts and their impacts on food security

Sustained support critical as new swarms threaten East Africa, Yemen and southwestern Asia

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, QU Dongyu, today welcomed a €15 million contribution from the European Union to fight the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa as a new wave of locusts is emerging in the region. The European Commission said it had…

Source: International Rescue Committee |

Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 testing and cases among women in conflict settings may be underreported, new International Rescue Committee (IRC) analysis finds

The gender disparity of cases are particularly stark in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen, Chad, and Central African Republic where confirmed female COVID cases are below 30%

Data collected by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) shows a much higher discrepancy between male and female confirmed COVID-19 cases, compared to the global average, in many countries where the IRC works. The global average denotes that 51% of cases are male. Yet, in places like Somalia, Pakistan and Yemen,…

Source: Kingdom of Belgium - Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation |

Coronavirus - Democratic Republic of Congo: Belgium condemns deadly attack on UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Contributing to a serious humanitarian crisis, which could be exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic

Belgium condemns the deadly attack on MONUSCO, the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, on 22 June. A confrontation between an armed group and UN blue helmets in Beni, left at least one person dead and several wounded. Belgium expresses its sincere condolences to the family of…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Continuing essential medical services during COVID-19

Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) has launched targeted COVID-19 projects in many of the countries hit hardest by the pandemic

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been felt in every one of MSF’s approximately 450 projects in more than 70 countries. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have had two main priorities: first, to keep existing essential medical services up and running for the hundreds of thousands of…