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: UN News |

Coronavirus - Africa: WHO chief points to ‘green shoots of hope’ in COVID-19 pandemic

Tedros underlined two elements for addressing the pandemic effectively, namely that “leaders must step up to take action and citizens need to embrace new measures”

Although COVID-19 cases are on track to hit 20 million worldwide this week, and 750,000 deaths, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has pointed to “green shoots of hope” amidst the global crisis, while urging both governments and people everywhere to work to suppress the new coronavirus. “I…

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: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Coronavirus - Rwanda: WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 (10 August 2020)

Some countries in the Mekong Region, New Zealand, Rwanda, and many island states across the Caribbean and the Pacific were able to suppress the virus early

By WHO Director-General Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, This week we’ll reach 20 million registered cases of COVID-19 and 750,000 deaths. Behind these statistics is a great deal of pain and suffering. Every life lost matters. I know many of you are grieving and that this is a difficult…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Coronavirus - Africa: International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Office for Middle East and North Africa COVID-19 Response

Key Regional Updates As of 05 August 2020, a total of 959,935 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed, with 17,683 deaths reported in the region. The devastating explosion in Beirut on 04 August 2020 is certain to amplify an already dire humanitarian situation across Lebanon. The incident occurred when Lebanon was…

Source: Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria |

Coronavirus - Nigeria: We must develop, modernize blood transfusion service in Nigeria with a Blood Service Commission says Dr. Osagie Ehanire

The Minister also spoke of commercializing the blood service industry

The Honourable Minister of Health Dr. Osagie Ehanire has restated the need for a modernized blood transfusion service in Nigeria stating that “the importance of blood transfusion service in the health system of a country is not something that we need to emphasize again”, in our country here, apart from…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 L3 Emergency - External Situation Report

WFP’s Common Services have provided over 1,300 passenger and cargo flights to destinations across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East since launching in May

Highlights The COVID-19 pandemic is making the poorest poorer, and the hungriest hungrier. WFP is mobilising to meet the needs of up to 138 million people in 2020 — including by scaling up to assist over 750,000 people with multi-purpose cash, cash-for-food or e-card assistance in Lebanon; expanding to provide…

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: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Coronavirus: International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Office for Middle East and North Africa COVID-19 Response

The spread of COVID-19 in conflict-affect countries continues to be a significant concern, pushing millions of already vulnerable families to the brink of survival

Key Regional Updates As of 20 July 2020, a total of 817,637 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed, with 14,580 deaths reported in the region. The spread of COVID-19 in conflict-affect countries continues to be a significant concern, pushing millions of already vulnerable families to the brink of survival. The three…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 L3 Emergency - External Situation Report #11

In South Sudan, COVID-19 is compounding numerous existing problems – conflict, macroeconomic challenges, localized flooding and a desert locust invasion

Highlights As the spread of COVID-19 accelerates from rich to poor countries, the first ever joint FAO-WFP early warning analysis of acute food insecurity hotspots highlights 25 countries at risk of significant food security deterioration, and particularly acute hunger and associated malnutrition. The analysis accounts for all major drivers of…