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Coronavirus - Burkina Faso resumes Polio Vaccination Campaigns under strict COVID-19 prevention measures

The campaign is the first to be conducted since the government suspended all mass immunization on 27 March due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Burkina Faso today concluded a four-day mass polio immunization campaign, vaccinating 174 304 children under five years of age in two districts of the country’s Centre-East region, while observing COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures. The campaign is the first to be conducted since the government suspended all mass immunization…

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Coronavirus - Africa: United Nations in West and Central Africa concerned over increased vulnerabilities of migrants amid COVID-19

Over 30,000 migrants are currently stranded at borders and more than 2,000 are waiting to be assisted in overcrowded transit centers where they are at heightened risk of COVID-19 infection

The Regional United Nations Network on Migration together with the Regional UN-SDG COVID-19 Executive Committee in West and Central Africa are concerned with the wellbeing of millions of migrants across the region amid the COVID-19 crisis. While they face the same health threats from COVID-19 as any other human being,…

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The era of positive impact, World Merit Rabat and its quest to fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) objectives

An organization that builds projects, revolving mainly around the Sustainable Development Goals, to help its community grow

Amid rising and already existing challenges that our world is facing, World Merit RABAT, a local branch of the international World Merit organization (https://WorldMerit.org), has taken on the role of catalyst of change by leading and mentoring youth, towards building themselves and creating positive change for their community and the…

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Coronavirus: Uganda provides a safe haven to Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) refugees amid COVID-19 lockdown

Some 1,500 asylum seekers entered Uganda today through Guladjo and Mount Zeu crossing points in Zombo district

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the decision by the Government of Uganda to give safe haven to thousands of refugees fleeing escalating violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). They have been stranded in a remote, inaccessible area in Mahagi Territory since late May. The new…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Coronavirus - Africa and Middle East: Statement by WHO Regional Director Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari

Increasing numbers of cases are also being reported from Iraq, Libya, Morocco, the occupied Palestinian territory, and Oman

By Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari June 30 marked six months since WHO received the first reports of a cluster of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause in China The six-month mark of the outbreak coincides with reaching 10 million cases and 500,000 deaths world-wide.  Although many countries have made some progress,…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: Premier Alan Winde on Coronavirus COVID-19 update for 30 June

The Western Cape has recorded an additional 49 deaths, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 1824

As of 1pm on 30 June, the Western Cape has 15 819 active cases of COVID-19, with a total of 62 157 confirmed cases and 44 514 recoveries.  Total confirmed COVID-19 cases 62 157 Total recoveries 44 514 Total deaths 1824 Total active cases (currently infected patients) 15 819 Tests conducted…

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Coronavirus - South Sudan: Over 84,000 children with severe acute malnutrition already treated this year in South Sudan

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, UNICEF and its partners are continuing to deliver on their regular programmes for children

84,625 children with severe acute malnutrition in South Sudan were treated in inpatient and outpatient therapeutic centers since the beginning of the year, UNICEF announced. This is one of the many results that UNICEF and its partners have been able to obtain in the challenging environment of COVID-19, which is…

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Digital misunderstanding: 55% of Nigerian parents have conflicts with their children because they spend too much time on the phone

It turns out, not all the parents keep up with current trends online and have enough knowledge about content that their children prefer

Modern parents have to constantly educate themselves and keep up to date when it comes to the Internet trends. There is a strong reason for it – their children. If parents do not know what is popular on the Net, they can have misunderstandings or even conflicts with their children.…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Coronavirus - Ethiopia: Japan gives UNICEF over USD 4 million for its COVID-19 response in Ethiopia

The assistance will be implemented through UNICEF to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in Ethiopia by providing critical supplies for infection prevention

The Government of Japan has provided a new grant aid to Ethiopia, which is worth over USD 4 million, through its partnership with UNICEF Ethiopia as part of its emergency assistance for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The assistance will be implemented through UNICEF to mitigate the impact of…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Coronavirus - Gabon: UNICEF Gabon COVID-19 Situation Report

5087 COVID-19 cases were reported in Gabon as of June 24

Situation Overview and Humanitarian Needs Up to 5087 COVID-19 cases were reported in Gabon as of June 24, showing a surge of new infections in all the Country’s provinces. Even though a slight decrease from 18% to 16% in the infection rate was documented during the reporting period, an uptick…