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Source: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Statement of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention on the Potential Clinical Trial of a Tuberculosis Vaccine Protective Against COVID-19 in Africa

COVID-19 is a global humanitarian crisis that requires global actions and global solidarity

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) strongly condemns the very disgusting comments made by Professors Jean-Paul Mira and Camille Lotch on French Television on using Africans for testing a tuberculosis vaccine in clinical trials to see if it is protective against COVID-19. These racist and condescending…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Coronavirus - Somalia: International Organization for Migration (IOM) Somalia - Preparedness and response plan COVID-19 - April 2020

Somalia has a fragile health system and limited capacity to respond and prevent potential spread of COVID-19

Situation Overview As of 5 April 2020, Somalia has seven confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country. The Federal Government of Somalia has since activated various response measures including: establishment of national COVID-19 response committees; formation of an incident management system; temporarily suspension of incoming and outgoing international flights; and establishment…

Source: Action Against Hunger - ACF-UK |

Coronavirus: Somalia braces for COVID-19 pandemic

The country’s already-strained health system could be pushed to the brink if the coronavirus hits vulnerable communities

As the COVID-19 pandemic overwhelms countries with strong health care systems, Somalia – already reeling from the cumulative effects of multiple recent shocks – is preparing for the worst. The country has experienced conflict, drought, floods, a locust invasion, all in the last nine months. For many of the tens…

Source: UNCT Sudan |

Coronavirus - Sudan: UN - COVID-19 response in Sudan requires coordination so lifesaving aid can continue

23 UN organizations call on Sudan’s government to facilitate the provision of humanitarian assistance in Sudan to the most vulnerable people in Sudan, including to contain, test and treat COVID-19

Amid the largest global challenge since World War II, 23 UN organizations call on Sudan’s government to facilitate the provision of humanitarian assistance in Sudan to the most vulnerable people in Sudan, including to contain, test and treat COVID-19. UN and partners reached over 7 million people in need in…

Source: Uganda Red Cross |

Coronavirus: Uganda Red Cross complements Government Interventions in Food Distribution across Kampala

The exercise was commissioned by the Hon. Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, who is also the chair / heads Uganda’s Coronavirus Response Team for relief food distribution campaign

On Saturday 4th April, 2020, Government of Uganda started food distribution to vulnerable people in Kampala district affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The exercise was commissioned by the Hon. Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, who is also the chair / heads Uganda’s Coronavirus Response Team for relief food distribution campaign. According…

Source: Save the Children |

Coronavirus – South Sudan: Coronavirus threatens nearly 4 million already-vulnerable children in South Sudan

The government of South Sudan has acted quickly to put in place measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Over 2.5 million children[1] already in need of humanitarian protection will be vulnerable to further illness, food insecurity and violence if the COVID-19 situation worsens in South Sudan, warns Save the Children. The second case of COVID-19 was confirmed in South Sudan on April 7, and while no further cases have…

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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) continues to fight Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa and Yemen despite COVID-19 constraints

More than 240,000 hectares treated and 740 personnel trained in affected countries since January 2020

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN is continuing its efforts to contain the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa despite restrictions on the movement of personnel and equipment resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Desert Locust upsurge continues to remain alarming, particularly in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, where…

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

Coronavirus - South Sudan: Time is now to avert the worst in the fight against COVID-19

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is putting infection prevention and control measures in place in the three hospitals and 36 primary health care centres

South Sudan has a critical window in which actions can be taken to curb the spread of COVID-19 and avert the worst. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) fears that if the virus takes hold it could be particularly devastating to communities already suffering from years of war…

Source: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) |

Coronavirus - South Sudan: Leaving no one behind: Addressing the crucial needs of women and girls in the COVID-19 response

The plan includes the recruitment and deployment of more nurses and midwives to support the health system response to COVID-19

With the Ministry of Health announcing the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Sudan, the United Nations Population Fund is redoubling its efforts to ensure that no woman dies giving birth and that each woman and girl is protected from violence at home and in her…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Coronavirus - Libya: Over 200,000 Libyans Displaced Amid Fighting as COVID-19 Threat Increases

The security situation is increasing humanitarian needs and making it more difficult for aid workers to reach vulnerable populations

More than 200,000 people have been displaced in the year since conflict reignited in Libya according to new data compiled by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Tripoli accounts for approximately 150,000 of recorded new displacements, but people were also forced to leave their homes in other conflict-affected areas in…