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Coronavirus - Africa: UNESCO and UNHCR on improving refugee youth education in the post-Covid context, a roundtable debate

A mere 63% of refugee children attend primary school and only 24% continue their secondary education

UNESCO and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) are convening an online round table on Monday 13 July from 4 to 5.30 pm (2.00—3.30 pm, UTC) to examine ways to optimize schooling and learning for young refugees in the future post-epidemic context. The discussion will…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 10 July 2020 9am EAT

Northern (119,267; 5,062; 49,884): Algeria (17,348; 978; 12,329), Egypt (79,254; 3,617; 22,753), Libya (1,268; 36; 306), Mauritania (5,087; 139; 1,994), Morocco (15,079; 242; 11,447), Tunisia (1,231; 50; 1,055)

African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (541,381) deaths (12,443), and recoveries (264,721) by region:  Central (39,365 cases; 816 deaths; 21,340 recoveries):  Burundi (226; 1; 141), Cameroon (14,524; 342; 11,360), CAR (4,200; 52; 1,142), Chad (873; 74; 788), Congo (2,028; 47; 589), DRC (7,846; 189; 3,513), Equatorial Guinea (3,071;…

Source: UN News |

Coronavirus - Africa: Refugees in Africa ‘even more vulnerable than ever’ amid COVID crisis

Millions of refugees across Africa face even greater food insecurity because of aid disruption and rising food prices linked to the COVID-19 crisis, UN humanitarians warned on Thursday

The alert from the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), coincides with ongoing conflict and disasters on the continent, and severe underfunding for their work. “While the situation continues to deteriorate for everyone, the disaster is magnified for refugees who have absolutely nothing to cushion their…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 9 July 2020, 5 pm EAT

African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (523,806), deaths (12,229), and recoveries (255,016) by region: Central (39,058 cases; 815 deaths; 21,171 recoveries): Burundi (219; 1; 128), Cameroon (14,524; 342; 11,360), CAR (4,109; 52; 1,050), Chad (873; 74; 788), Congo (1,821; 47; 525), DRC (7,846; 189; 3,513), Equatorial Guinea (3,071;…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases 9 July 2020 9 am EAT

Northern (117,381; 4,994; 48,940): Algeria (16,879; 968; 12,094), Egypt (78,304; 3,564; 22,241), Libya (1,182; 35; 295), Mauritania (5,024; 135; 1,944), Morocco (14,771; 242; 11,316), Tunisia (1,221; 50; 1,050)

African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (522,104) deaths (12,206), and recoveries (254,361) by region:  Central (38,949 cases; 810 deaths; 21,150 recoveries):  Burundi (219; 1; 128), Cameroon (14,524; 342; 11,360), CAR (4,109; 52; 1,050), Chad (873; 74; 788), Congo (1,821; 47; 525), DRC (7,737; 184; 3,492), Equatorial Guinea (3,071;…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Coronavirus - Africa: UNHCR and WFP warn refugees in Africa face hunger and malnutrition as COVID-19 worsens food shortages

COVID-19 induced transport delays have negatively impacted food prepositioning in South Sudan ahead of the rainy season

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the World Food Programme (WFP) are warning that severe underfunding, conflict and disasters – as well as supply chain challenges, rising food prices and loss of income due to COVID19 - threaten to leave millions of refugees across Africa without food. “Millions of refugees…

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Coronavirus - African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (509,584) deaths (12,000), and recoveries (247,207)

African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (509,584) deaths (12,000), and recoveries (247,207) by region: Central (38,691 cases; 807 deaths; 20,958 recoveries): Burundi (191; 1; 128), Cameroon (14,524; 342; 11,360), CAR (4,071; 52; 970), Chad (873; 74; 788), Congo (1,757; 44; 525), DRC (7,737; 184; 3,492), Equatorial Guinea (3,071;…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases as of 8th July 9 am EAT

Northern (115,556; 4,903; 47,429): Algeria (16,404; 959; 11,884), Egypt (77,279; 3,489; 21,718), Libya (1,182; 35; 295), Mauritania (4,879; 130; 1,844), Morocco (14,607; 240; 10,639), Tunisia (1,205; 50; 1,049)

African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (508,086) deaths (11,955), and recoveries (245,068) by region:  Central (38,614 cases; 806 deaths; 21,538 recoveries):  Burundi (191; 1; 128), Cameroon (14,524; 342; 11,360), CAR (4,071; 52; 970), Chad (873; 74; 788), Congo (1,757; 44; 525), DRC (7,660; 183; 4,072), Equatorial Guinea (3,071;…

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Coronavirus - African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (494,380) deaths (11,652), and recoveries (238,287)

African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (494,380) deaths (11,652), and recoveries (238,287) by region: Central (38,372 cases; 806 deaths; 21,503 recoveries): Burundi (191; 1; 128), Cameroon (14,524; 342; 11,360), CAR (4,033; 52; 970), Chad (872; 74; 787), Congo (1,557; 44; 501), DRC (7,660; 183; 4,072), Equatorial Guinea (3,071;…

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Coronavirus - Cameroon: 124 Cameroonians Come Home Safely from Niger; Over 6,000 Assisted during Pandemic through European Union Support

The 124 returnees had been stranded in Niger over several months due to border closures in place to limit the spread of the disease across West and Central Africa

Despite borders closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, 124 Cameroonians stranded in Niger safely returned home last week on a flight chartered by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). This adds to the total of over 6,000 stranded migrants who safely returned to their communities of origin through the EU-IOM Joint Initiative…