Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Coronavirus - Africa: UNHCR West and Central Africa Update

Supply chain challenges, rising food prices and loss of income threaten to leave millions without food across Africa

MAIN HIGHLIGHTS Political and security developments In West and Central Africa, governments are still grappling with the negative health and socio-economic impacts of COVID-19. Despite the rising number of cases, most states are gradually lifting the preventive measures initially adopted in order to mitigate the social tension and economic slowdown…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Coronavirus - Cameroon: UNHCR outraged by attack on camp hosting displaced people in Cameroon, at least 18 people killed

Against background of growing insecurity, UNHCR anticipates enhanced community protection, shelter, water and sanitation will be needed as country responds to COVID-19 pandemic

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, strongly condemns an unprovoked and brutal attack on a site hosting 800…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Coronavirus - South Sudan: Civil society, political stakeholders, community leaders in Western Bahr el Ghazal attend UNMISS-organized peace forum, find ways to work together despite COVID-19

Working towards durable peace across South Sudan remains a key aspect of the UNMISS mandate

Keeping up momentum regarding the ongoing peace process in South Sudan despite nation-wide COVID-19 restrictions was at the heart of a recent day-long event organized by UNMISS Civil Affairs in Western Bahr el Ghazal. The forum aimed at widening engagement with and understanding of the Revitalized Peace Agreement by political…

Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A)
Source: Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) |

VC4A announces 2020 ‘Venture Showcase - Seed’ in partnership with AWS Activate, AfriLabs and ABAN

Via this campaign VC4A will select 10 innovative early-stage startups to showcase their business to the world

VC4A (https://VC4A.com/) is calling for African startups looking to raise between $150K and $1M. In proud collaboration with technical partner AWS Activate, and network partners AfriLabs and ABAN, VC4A will be hosting the exclusive ‘Venture Showcase - Seed (https://bit.ly/2D9XODn)’ in November as part of a virtual gathering of Africa-focused early-stage…

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

Coronavirus - Central African Republic: Contending with COVID-19 in the midst of a serious humanitarian crisis

Staff in the four healthcare facilities in Bangui are being provided with additional handwashing stations, chlorine and gloves

The struggle against COVID-19 is intensifying against the background of the alarming spread of the disease in the Central African Republic (CAR). Although the number of recorded cases has exceeded 4,500, some people still do not believe that the disease exists, thus jeopardizing efforts to counter it. Complying with hygiene…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Financial, development and humanitarian arms provide $20 million to curb the impact of COVID-19 on refugees and their hosts in the Sahel

There are 3.1 million refugees, internally displaced persons, returnees and people at risk of statelessness in the Sahel

Public health, the wellbeing of refugees and the host communities in the Sahel are at the heart of the latest tripartite agreement between the African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org), UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and the G5 Sahel signed today. The agreement enables a critical $20 million COVID-19 response across…

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Source: Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria |

Coronavirus - Nigeria: India Donates Essential Medicines to Combat COVID-19 as Nigeria Seeks Collaboration to Produce Vaccines Especially Against Pandemic

High Commissioner of India to Nigeria, H.E, Shri Abhay Thakur came to deliver 586 Cartons of medicines meant to combat COVID-19

The Honourable Minister of Health has described the gesture of donation of medicinal items by India to Nigeria as “gracious and touching” as the global plague affects all countries, and India has its own problems just as Nigeria has hers, in spite of which India still tried to find the…

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Source: African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) |

Coronavirus - Sudan: Distribution of hygiene materials and dignity kits to internally displaced women, girls and other vulnerable populations

UNAMID Human Rights Section, jointly with the Mission’s Child Protection Unit, distributed hygiene materials and dignity kits to internally displaced women, girls and other vulnerable populations in areas surrounding the Mission’s Temporary Operating Base (TOB) in Golo, Central Darfur. The initiative is part of the Mission’s overall response to support…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Coronavirus - South Sudan: Security Council Press Statement on South Sudan

The members of the Security Council recognized the efforts of the Revitalised Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU) to address the COVID-19 pandemic

The members of the Security Council welcomed encouraging developments in South Sudan’s peace process, including the agreement between the parties to the Revitalised Agreement on the allocation of states and announcement of governors.  The members of the Security Council encouraged the Revitalised Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU) to finalize…

Source: OCHA Sudan |

Coronavirus - Sudan: More than 350,000 people received humanitarian assistance in previously inaccessible areas of South Darfur

Other areas of Jebel Marra in Central and South Darfur States are already receiving food, emergency shelter, non-food supplies, health, nutrition, WASH and education services

United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners have provided life-assistance to about 350,000 people in previously inaccessible parts of the Jebel Marra area, in South Darfur, over the past nine months, overcoming important challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, humanitarians reached different communities for the first time in 10 years,…