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Coronavirus: What is the humanitarian impact of the COVID-19 pandemic?

COVID did not spread out as quickly and was not as deadly in Africa as elsewhere

On 15 September, ICRC Africa deputy regional director Linh Schroeder gave evidence to the UK International Development Committee as part of a panel of humanitarians. Linh was joined by Selena Victor, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy at Mercy Corps and Kate White, Medical Emergency Manager and COVID-19 medical technical…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 17 September 2020, 6 pm

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,374,616), deaths (33,262), and recoveries (1,127,939) by region: Central (56,608 cases; 1,065 deaths; 48,996 recoveries): Burundi (472; 1; 448), Cameroon (20,303; 415; 18,837), CAR (4,782; 62; 1,830), Chad (1,090; 81; 960), Congo (4,934; 88; 3,887), DRC (10,442; 267; 9,840), Equatorial Guinea (5,000;…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 16 September 2020, 6 pm

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,366,236) deaths (33,065), and recoveries (1,117,386) by region: Central (56,511 cases; 1,065 deaths; 48,923 recoveries): Burundi (472; 1; 448), Cameroon (20,271; 415; 18,837), CAR (4,772; 62; 1,828), Chad (1,087; 81; 944), Congo (4,934; 88; 3,887), DRC (10,414; 267; 9,827), Equatorial Guinea (5,000;…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 15 September 2020, 6 pm

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,360,635) deaths (32,809), and recoveries (1,108,235) by region: Central (56,489 cases; 1,065 deaths; 48,908 recoveries): Burundi (472; 1; 448), Cameroon (20,271; 415; 18,837), CAR (4,772; 62; 1,828), Chad (1,085; 81; 940), Congo (4,928; 88; 3,887), DRC (10,401; 267; 9,817), Equatorial Guinea (5,000;…

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Coronavirus - African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,359,724) deaths (32,795), and recoveries (1,106,991)

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,359,724) deaths (32,795), and recoveries (1,106,991) by region: Central (56,216 cases; 1,062 deaths; 48,847 recoveries): Burundi (472; 1; 448), Cameroon (20,009; 415; 18,837), CAR (4,772; 62; 1,828), Chad (1,085; 81; 940), Congo (4,928; 88; 3,887), DRC (10,390; 264; 9,756), Equatorial Guinea (5,000;…

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

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,354,567) deaths (32,643), and recoveries (1,091,636) by region: Central (56,176 cases; 1,061 deaths; 48,757 recoveries): Burundi (471; 1; 448), Cameroon (20,009; 415; 18,837), CAR (4,749; 62; 1,825), Chad (1,084; 80; 938), Congo (4,928; 88; 3,887), DRC (10,390; 264; 9,756), Equatorial Guinea (4,996;…

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Central Sahel: Spike in violence leads to higher deaths, more than 1 million fleeing homes

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) recently allocated an additional 12 million Swiss francs (about $13.2 million) to its operational budget for the Sahel region

Increasing violence in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger has led to a 62 percent spike in deaths and more than a million[1] people being forced to flee their homes over the last year. This rise in fighting is jeopardizing access to basic services, including health care, and affecting a fragile…

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Coronavirus - African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,347,544) deaths (32,527), and recoveries (1,085,422)

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,347,544) deaths (32,527), and recoveries (1,085,422) by region: Central (56,175 cases; 1,061 deaths; 48,679 recoveries): Burundi (471; 1; 374), Cameroon (20,009; 415; 18,837), CAR (4,749; 62; 1,825), Chad (1,083; 80; 938), Congo (4,928; 88; 3,887), DRC (10,390; 264; 9,756), Equatorial Guinea (4,996;…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases 9 am EAT 12 September 2020

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,339,171) deaths (32,356), and recoveries (1,076,207) by region: Central (56,142 cases; 1,058 deaths; 48,541 recoveries):  Burundi (469; 1; 374), Cameroon (20,009; 415; 18,837), CAR (4,749; 62; 1,825), Chad (1,081; 79; 934), Congo (4,928; 88; 3,887), DRC (10,361; 262 9,622), Equatorial Guinea (4,996;…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 10 September 2020, 6 pm

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,322,452), deaths (31,913), and recoveries (1,059,892) by region: Central (55,597 cases; 1,052 deaths; 47,954 recoveries): Burundi (466; 1; 374), Cameroon (19,604; 414; 18,448), CAR (4,736; 62; 1,825), Chad (1,048; 79; 931), Congo (4,891; 83; 3,887), DRC (10,343; 262 9,533), Equatorial Guinea (4,990;…