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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: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 14 August 2020, 6 pm EAT

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,086,098) deaths (24,694), and recoveries (781,669) by region: Central (50,728 cases; 978 deaths; 37,919 recoveries): Burundi (410; 1; 321), Cameroon (17,586; 393; 16,060), CAR (4,652; 61; 1,728), Chad (949; 76; 860), Congo (3,745; 60; 1,625), DRC (9,605; 238; 8,512), Equatorial Guinea (4,821;…

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

Coronavirus - African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,064,546) deaths (23,839), and recoveries (758,292)

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,064,546) deaths (23,839), and recoveries (758,292) by region: Central (50,539 cases; 965 deaths; 37,770 recoveries): Burundi (408; 1; 315), Cameroon (17,586; 393; 16,060), CAR (4,647; 61; 1,727), Chad (946; 76; 859), Congo (3,745; 60; 1,625), DRC (9,499; 225; 8,375), Equatorial Guinea (4,821;…

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Coronavirus - African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,057,599) deaths (23,616), and recoveries (745,530)

African Union Member States reporting (55) reporting COVID-13 cases (1,057,599) deaths (23,616), and recoveries (745,530) by region: Central (50,529 cases; 964 deaths; 37,744 recoveries): Burundi (408; 1; 315), Cameroon (17,586; 393; 16,060), CAR (4,641; 60; 1,721), Chad (945; 76; 843), Congo (3,745; 60; 1,625), DRC (9,499; 225; 8,375), Equatorial Guinea…

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Coronavirus - African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,055,964) deaths (23,582), and recoveries (744,438)

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,055,964) deaths (23,582), and recoveries (744,438) by region: Central (50,518 cases; 963 deaths; 37,732 recoveries): Burundi (408; 1; 315), Cameroon (17,586; 393; 16,060), CAR (4,641; 60; 1,721), Chad (945; 76; 843), Congo (3,745; 60; 1,625), DRC (9,488; 224; 8,363), Equatorial Guinea (4,821;…

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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…

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Coronavirus - Africa: As COVID cases hit 20M, David Miliband, President and CEO of the IRC, raises alarm on growing numbers in fragile contexts

The African continent surpassed one million cases

David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, said, “20 million global COVID-19 cases is a dire milestone and evidence that national leaders must look beyond their borders in the fight against COVID. These figures are a wake-up call for donors and policy makers, especially for legislators in the…