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Coronavirus - South Sudan: UNMISS, Partners discuss Small-Scale Projects designed to improve Healthcare Facilities in Eastern Equatoria

Some of the top priorities emerging from discussions included the construction of a new isolation center for COVID-19 patients in Nimule

The Relief Reintegration and Protection (RRP) unit at the UNMISS Torit Field Office has completed a series of meetings with health partners, civil society representatives, community leaders, women and local authorities in Nimule, Eastern Equatoria, to identify quick impact projects (QIPs) that will have tangible benefits for local populations. Some of the top…

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Coronavirus: Madagascar Country Office - Covid-19 response

About 240,200 families have received a cash transfer of 100,000 Ariary (26 USD) to meet their basic needs under the first wave of cash distribution

Highlights From May 17th to August 13th, 2020, the positive COVID-19 cases growth increased from 304 to 13,397 cases with 1.16 % of fatality rate in of 22 affected regions. Overall, the epidemic is taking a decreasing curve mostly lead by Analamanga region while Atsinanana seems out of risk. The…

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Coronavirus - Democratic Republic of the Congo: Millions ‘on the edge’ in DR Congo, now in even greater danger of tipping over - World Food Programme (WFP)

Outbreaks of diseases, violence, and fears of a poor harvest, are worsening an already alarming situation

According to the World Food Programme (WFP), latest national data shows that about four in ten people in the DRC are food insecure, with some 15.6 million suffering “crisis” or “emergency” levels of hunger. “So many Congolese are on the edge, and in even greater danger now of being tipped over…

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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…

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Coronavirus - Sierra Leone: Stranded Sierra Leoneans return amid COVID-19 pandemic, part of 2,800 returns along Humanitarian Corridors in West, Central Africa

As per Sierra Leone health regulations, all returnees were tested for COVID-19 before they left Senegal

This week (13 August), 59 Sierra Leoneans stranded in Senegal since the outbreak of COVID-19 returned home safely via air charter flight, bringing to 2,800 the number of people assisted with voluntary return in the region by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with financial support from the European Union.…

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: Humanitarian needs hit record high, UN calls for urgent support

Over 10.6 million people - out of a total of 13 million, or four in five people – will need some form of humanitarian assistance in 2020

The humanitarian community in Nigeria called for urgent support for vulnerable people in the north-eastern part of the country, as the number of people in need of lifesaving aid has risen steeply. At the same time people’s living conditions and the security situation have significantly deteriorated since the beginning of…

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Coronavirus - Democratic Republic of Congo: With conflict and COVID-19 deepening hunger in the Democratic Republic of Congo, more help is needed to save millions of lives

Four in ten of DRC’s estimated 100 million people are food insecure, according to the most recent nationwide data, with 15.6 million suffering “crisis” or “emergency” hunger

As conflict and the coronavirus escalate in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), aggravating one of the world’s biggest but most under-funded hunger crises, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that millions of lives could be lost unless the international community steps up with more help. Four…

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Coronavirus - Ethiopia: COVID-19 Humanitarian impact - Situation Update

Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia have increased as a result of COVID-19, the impact of the desert locust infestation, floods, and changes to the displacement landscape

This report is prepared under the auspices of the National Emergency Coordination Center for COVID-19 response, led by the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC), supported by OCHA Ethiopia with participation of Cluster Coordinators. This issue covers the period from 26 July - 8 August 2020. Read More: https://bit.ly/30WSe0t HIGHLIGHTS…

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Coronavirus - South Sudan : Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) South Sudan - COVID-19 Preparedness & Response Mobility Update

During the reporting period President Kiir rejected the idea of a renewed lockdown citing economic reasons

Overview As of 12 July 2020, the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases in South Sudan stands at 2,148 with 41 confirmed deaths and 1,135 recoveries while a total of 11,862 tests have been carried out. Download Report: https://bit.ly/3iGGR2M During the reporting period President Kiir rejected the idea of a renewed…

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Coronavirus - Tunisia: World Food Programme (WFP) supports Tunisian government in assisting vulnerable families affected by Covid-19 in Siliana

The three-month initiative is designed to help more than 530 families from the Siliana region whose children are no longer receiving school meals

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) – in cooperation with the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Education – has started its first ever cash transfers in Tunisia. The three-month initiative is designed to help more than 530 families from the Siliana region whose children are no…