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

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…

Source: World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean |

Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 situation updates for week 32

Most countries in the Region are in the community transmission phase

The coronavirus disease COVID-19 has been spreading for the past 6 months, and it continues to accelerate at regional and global levels. As of 8 August 2020, 19 187 943 cases and 716 075 associated deaths with a case-fatality rate (CFR) of 3.7% have been reported globally. The 22 countries…

Source: WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean |

Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 situation update for week 32 (2 – 8 August 2020)

Libya, Morocco and Oman had the largest relative increase in deaths

The coronavirus disease COVID-19 has been spreading for the past 6 months, and it continues to accelerate at regional and global levels. As of 8 August 2020, 19 187 943 cases and 716 075 associated deaths with a case-fatality rate (CFR) of 3.7% have been reported globally. The 22 countries…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Coronavirus - Ethiopia: COVID-19 Response Overview

International Organization for Migration (IOM) continued to support Government of Ethiopia (GoE) in coordinating support for quarantine facilities in Addis Ababa and the regions (35 in total)

22,500+ returnee migrants arrived since April 1 41,520+ individuals reached with hygiene awareness this week 1,333 currently in quarantine facilities Download Report: https://bit.ly/2DrbZnu 1. Partnerships and Coordination As the designated lead agency for supporting the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) in the management of migrant returnees, IOM continued to support GoE…

Source: Ministry of Health - Republic of Uganda |

Coronavirus - Uganda: Results of COVID-19 tests done on 27th July 2020

Number of new confirmed cases: 7 Number of Ugandan truck drivers confirmed: 5 Number of alerts confirmed: 1 Number of contacts confirmed: 0 Number of returnees confirmed: 1 Cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans to-date: 1,135 Cumulative Ugandan recoveries to-date: 989 COVID-19 deaths: 0 COVID-19 deaths registered to-date: 2 Number of…

Source: UN Information Centre in Cairo |

Coronavirus - Africa: One million patients reported as recovered from COVID-19 in WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region

Successful treatment of patients requires timely diagnosis and health system capacity to provide treatment, and also protect health care workers and provide sufficient medical supplies

More than one million patients in countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region have successfully recovered from COVID-19 since the first case was reported on 29 January 2020. “This is a welcome and significantly positive milestone, and reflects the efforts made by countries to protect their populations during these very challenging…

Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP)
Source: Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) |

Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) provides USD 50m credit facility to SirajPower for solar energy projects in the Middle East

The transaction represents the largest lease-funding platform for distributed solar energy in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

Financing facility to SirajPower is in line with APICORP’s (www.APICORP.org) strategic drive to support energy diversification and access to sustainable power in MENA region; This represents the largest lease-funding platform for distributed solar energy in the GCC. The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP), a multilateral development financial institution, today announced…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: New report identifies 27 countries heading for COVID-19-driven food crises

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) collaborate on a unique analysis of countries on the precipice of what could be the worst food crisis in generations

New analysis out today by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) identifies 27 countries that are on the frontline of impending COVID-19-driven food crises, as the pandemic's knock-on effects aggravate pre-existing drivers of hunger. No world region is immune, from Afghanistan and Bangladesh in…

Source: WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean |

Coronavirus - Libya: Regional Director statement for press briefing 16 July 2020

Libya reporting the largest relative increase in deaths

By Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari Dear colleagues, The current situation in the Eastern Mediterranean Region remains alarming. This week, cases increased by 10% from last week, with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran, and Iraq reporting almost 70% of all cases. Deaths in the Region also increased by 13%, with…