Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

World Food Programme (WFP) says 41 million people now at imminent risk of famine without urgent funding and immediate humanitarian access

Recent assessments show that tragically, 584,000 are already experiencing famine-like conditions (IPC phase 5/Catastrophe) in Ethiopia, Madagascar, South Sudan and Yemen

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that famine – already present in four countries – could become a reality for millions of people around the world, without urgent funding to stave off a catastrophe, and without access to families cut-off by conflict. “I am heartbroken at what…

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

« LiBeirut » breathes new life into homes, residents, memories

With the majority of the 12 historic buildings being privately owned, the risk of gentrification was also high

UNESCO has managed to stabilize 12 historic buildings at risk of collapse, a project funded by Germany to the tune of 500,000 euros. "My house was everything to me, I would have preferred to die," says Hala Boustani, a resident who survived the double explosion. Hala Boustani has lived in…

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Qatar to host FIFA Arab Cup 2021™ draw on 27 April

The tournament will be contested by 23 Arab nations

Qatar will host the draw for the FIFA Arab Cup 2021™ (www.FIFA.com) at Katara Opera House on Tuesday, 27 April at 21:00 local time. The tournament will be contested by 23 Arab nations. The draw will be attended by a limited number of officials, in line with Qatar’s COVID-19 protocols.…

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Excitement mounts ahead of FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ draw

The FIFA Arab Cup™ is seen as an important opportunity to test operations and facilities ahead of Qatar 2022

Ahead of the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ (www.FIFA.com) draw on Tuesday, 27 April (21:00 local time), the qualifying matches for the tournament have been decided. Of the 23 nations involved, the 14 lowest-ranked teams according to the April edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Men's World Ranking (https://fifa.fans/3sVOCXB) will participate in single-leg play-offs…

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

Coronavirus: COVID-19 inducing “widespread despair” among refugees, UNHCR appeals for urgent support for mental health

Consequences of the pandemic are also affecting the availability of assistance with the overwhelming majority of world’s refugees, 85 per cent, hosted in developing regions

The consequences of the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, deteriorating socio-economic conditions, protracted displacement and the critical shortfall in solutions to displacement are leading to widespread despair among refugees, warns UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency today. Joining the World Health Organization in observing World Mental Health Day today, UNHCR is urging the…

Source: WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean |

Coronavirus: Regional Director press briefing statement

COVID-19 has shown that the world was very much underprepared to respond

By Regional Director, WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean COVID-19 is now a part of our daily lives. It is affecting the way we work, learn, communicate and manage our relationships. While people are eager to return to their normal lives, the reality is that the situation is not getting any better.…

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

Coronavirus - MENA: Statement by Dr Ahmed Al Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, on COVID-19

Several countries that had successfully controlled transmission a few months ago, including Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan and Lebanon, are now seeing an acceleration of cases

This week, our Region reached another milestone as we surpassed two million cases of COVID-19. We are observing developments that remind us again that we must remain totally vigilant in managing this virus. Several countries that had successfully controlled transmission a few months ago, including Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan and Lebanon,…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Coronavirus - Ethiopia: First Group of 116 Ethiopian Migrants arrive safely from Sudan

All returnees completed their 14-day mandatory quarantine period in government-operated quarantine facilities in Addis Ababa

The first 116 Ethiopian migrants to voluntarily return from Sudan since the onset of COVID-19 are back in the country. The returnees were supported by the government of Ethiopia which paid for the charter flight in July, and the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in the Horn…

Source: WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean |

Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 situation updates for week 36

Most countries in the Region are in the community transmission phase

The coronavirus disease COVID-19 continues to spread at the regional and global levels. As of 5 September 2020, the global cumulative incidence reached 26 468 031 reported cases and 871 166 associated deaths with a case fatality ratio (CFR) of 3.3%. Meanwhile, the 22 countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region…

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Coronavirus - Ethiopia: COVID-19 Response Overview - 04 September 2020

168,000+ Individuals reached with hygiene awareness this week

28,600+ Returnee migrants arrived since April 1 168,000+ Individuals reached with hygiene awareness this week 1,508 Currently in quarantine facilities Download Report: https://bit.ly/2F7gdS6 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 assist…