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Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Coronavirus - Africa: 1,200 missing migrants recorded thus far in 2020 may well undercount totals since COVID-19 outbreak

Responses to COVID-19, including border closures and other measures, have increased the risks of migratory journeys

Despite the mobility restrictions put in place in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, over 1,200 migrants lost their lives during migration in the first half of 2020, according to data from IOM’s IOM’s Missing Migrants Project. Responses to COVID-19, including border closures and other measures, have increased the risks of…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Coronavirus: Zimbabwe Situation Report

As of 5 August, 4,339 COVID-19 cases and 84 deaths were confirmed, with 75 per cent of cases due to local transmission

HIGHLIGHTS As of 5 August, 4,339 COVID-19 cases and 84 deaths were confirmed, with 75 per cent of cases due to local transmission. From 1 April to 5 August, over 14,044 Zimbabwean migrants returned from neighbouring countries, with over 1,300 returnees being quarantined. WFP projects a 50 per cent increase…

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

Coronavirus - Africa: International Organization for Migration (IOM), UNHCR Mourn Death of 27 People off West African Coast

IOM and UNHCR are calling on States to step up efforts to dismantle the smuggling and trafficking networks that thrive off the desperation of migrants and refugees

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, are deeply saddened at the tragic death of 27 people off the West African coast between the Mauritanian city of Nouadhibou and Dakhla, Western Sahara. A lone survivor has been brought to the city of Nouadhibou following a…

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Coronavirus - Ethiopia: 15,000 Ethiopian returnees receive emergency Covid-19 assistance at quarantine sites

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is working to prevent the spread of coronavirus to areas with vulnerable refugees, displaced and host communities across Ethiopia

Over 15,000 Ethiopian returnees, many of whom are vulnerable women and children languishing at quarantine sites, have received critical emergency assistance as the country continues to curb the spread of Covid-19. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is working alongside the Ethiopian…

Source: Government Offices of Sweden, Ministry for Foreign Affairs |

Coronavirus - Algeria: Change to the temporary ban on entry into Sweden

Residents of Algeria will no longer be exempted from the entry ban

The Government has today decided on a change to the temporary ban on entry into Sweden. As a result of this change, residents of Algeria will no longer be exempted from the entry ban. Today’s decision is in line with the Council of the European Union's latest recommendation to EU…

Source: Ambassade de France au Zimbabwe et au Malawi |

Coronavirus: COVID-19 – Information on measures in place on arrival in mainland France and in French overseas territories

Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they leave

Health measures apply to all travellers before departure and upon arrival into French territory. In addition, restrictions apply for entry into French territory depending on the travellers’ country of origin. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 on entering France, you will be required to carry out compulsory 14-day quarantine. Can…

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Source: Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria |

Coronavirus - Nigeria: Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire Joins National Coordinator, PTF on COVID-19, Others to Receive 2nd Batch Medical Supplies Purchased with UN Basket Fund for COVID-19 Response

The medical supplies include 500,000 face shields; 200,000 goggles; 100 oro-pharyngeal airways; 10,000 bio-hazard bags; and 14,000 safety boxes

The Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Friday, 31st July, 2020 joined the National Coordinator of Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu at the Cargo Section of Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja to receive medical supplies from EU contributions worth N26 Billion. Mr. Alexander Borges - Gomes,…

Source: Save the Children |

Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 pushed victims of child trafficking and exploitation into further isolation - Save the Children

These children and adolescents are often deprived of their right to education, as 10% of them have never been to school and about a quarter have not gone beyond middle school

One in twenty child victims of sexual exploitation worldwide is under eight years old; increase in demand for child pornography in Europe; ahead of *World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (Thursday 30 July 30th), Save the Children releases report on child trafficking and exploitation; the COVID-19 crisis has changed the…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Bureau for the Middle East, North Africa (MENA), Central Asia & Eastern Europe COVID-19 Situation Report

Total funding required for the Global Humanitarian Response Plan (GHRP) has risen to USD 10.3 billion in the July 2020 update, up from the USD 6.7 billion in May

HIGHLIGHTS As of 27 July, there were 878,030 reported cases of COVID-19 within the countries covered by this region. There has been a 19 percent increase in cases over the last two weeks (12 July – 27 July) and a 44 percent increase in cases over the last month (28…

Source: Presidency of the Republic of Kenya |

Coronavirus - Kenya: First Lady Margaret Kenyatta Applauds Slovak Government For COVID-19 Humanitarian Aid

The Shs 26 million worth of supplies was received today at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has applauded the Government of the Slovak Republic for their solidarity with Kenya in the fight against Coronavirus through a donation of Covid-19 response supplies. The Shs 26 million worth of supplies, which included testing kits, personal protective equipment, respirators, sanitizer, clothing and shoes, was received…