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: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Coronavirus - Africa: UNICEF Global COVID-19 Mid-Term Situation Report

UNICEF has actively responded to the pandemic by sourcing Personal protective equipment (PPE) equipment and other COVID supplies

Highlights UNICEF continues to scale-up and deliver across sectors to address the needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, UNICEF has reached 2.6 billion people on COVID- 19 messaging on prevention and access to services. UNICEF has actively responded to the pandemic by sourcing PPE equipment and other COVID…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

African Energy Transition Committee to Drive Solutions for a Net Zero Future and Energy Poverty

Members of the Energy Transition Committee act in their personal capacity, and form an integral part of the African Energy Chamber’s Advisory Board for 2020 and 2021

As the Covid-19 pandemic is set to accelerate the global energy transition, the African Energy Chamber (https://EnergyChamber.org/) is appointing an Advisory Committee to assist in developing new African business models and solutions to the global decarbonization challenge. Such members include: Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and Chairman, APO Group Akinwole Omoboriowo II,…

World Food Programme (WFP)
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Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Coronavirus - Uganda: Denmark contributes US$1 million to cash relief for refugees in Kampala

Refugees in Kampala struggling because of the socio-economic impact of lockdowns to contain the spread of COVID-19

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) received US$1 million from the Government of Denmark today to assist refugees in Kampala struggling because of the socio-economic impact of lockdowns to contain the spread of COVID-19. WFP began delivering cash assistance to an initial group of Kampala-based refugees on 5 June.…

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

Coronavirus: Madagascar Country Office - Covid-19 response

From May 17th to July 7th 2020, the growth curve in the number people testing positive decupled, reaching an exponential shape from 304 to 3250

Highlights • From May 17th to July 7th 2020, the growth curve in the number people testing positive decupled, reaching an exponential shape from 304 to 3250. Cases have been reported in 15 regions. • There are currently four regions mostly affected by the epidemic in Madagascar: Analamanga (Antananarivo), Alaotra…

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…

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Coronavirus - Sudan Prepares to Receive Returning Nationals

In the wake of COVID-19 Sudan declared a nationwide health emergency, closed all airports, seaports and land crossings points, and introduced a countrywide curfew

The Government of Sudan last month began facilitating the return home of the first of an estimated 15,000 Sudanese nationals stranded overseas, many in urgent need of assistance, with the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).  IOM, which has been advocating for the creation of predictable, safe return…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Coronavirus - Africa: World Cannot Return to ‘Previous Normal’, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Forum, Presenting New Global Framework for Nations amid COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 continues to spread at an alarming rate around the world

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks to the Recover Better Together Action Forum, in New York today: It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Recover Better Together Action Forum. Today, we gather virtually, in full development emergency mode, to hear from many of you who are…

Source: Save the Children |

Coronavirus - Sierra Leone: Innovative sexual health app to help prevent surge in teenage pregnancy due to COVID-19

Pregnancy complications are number one killer of girls in Sierra Leone, accounting for a quarter of all deaths of girls age 15-19

Disruption due to COVID-19 in Sierra Leone could lead to 23,000 extra teenage pregnancies by the end of the year, according to new analysis from Save the Children. To combat this, the organisation has launched an innovative, interactive game app for boys and girls which provides reliable information on sexual…

Source: EU Delegation to Kenya |

Coronavirus - Kenya: Team Europe supports the most vulnerable Kenyans with health and social security

This includes the provision of COVID-19 related health services, support for access to universal health coverage, and cash transfers to selected households

The European Union and its Member States are providing a broad package of health and social support measures for the most vulnerable Kenyans in informal settlements and across the country, through a mix of emergency response and longer term support. This includes the provision of COVID-19 related health services, support…