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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;…

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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 Commission launches Consortium for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial

Consortium for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial (CONCVACT) is an outcome of the virtual conference on Africa’s Leadership Role in COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Access held on 24-25 June 2020

The African Union Commission has launched a new initiative, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) Consortium for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial (CONCVACT). CONCVACT is an outcome of the virtual conference on Africa’s Leadership Role in COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Access held on 24-25 June 2020. The…

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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 - Africa: Refugees are 60% more likely to be financially impacted by COVID-19, new research finds

Refugee-hosting countries will experience less growth in 2020 due to the pandemic

Refugees are more likely to work in sectors financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and refugee-hosting countries are projected to experience slower growth in 2020, new analysis released by the Center for Global Development, Refugees International, and the International Rescue Committee finds. In this analysis, authors calculated and compiled estimates…

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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: 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;…