Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Coronavirus: Boost for global response to COVID-19 as economies worldwide formally sign up to COVAX facility

156 economies, representing roughly 64% of the global population in total, are now either committed to or eligible for the COVAX Facility

64 higher income economies have now joined the COVAX Facility, with a further 38 economies expected to sign in the coming days; these self-financing economies, which include 29 from ‘Team Europe’ participating as part of an agreement with the European Commission, join 92 lower income economies eligible for financial support…

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Global and African Leaders welcome Launch of Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) Africa as “Historic Moment to Accelerate Adaptation” on the Continent

GCA Africa will work with partners across the continent to scale and accelerate adaptation action that protects African communities from the impacts of climate change

The Global Center on Adaptation ( today announced the launch of its regional office in Côte d’Ivoire. Hosted by the African Development Bank ( at its headquarters in the Ivorian capital Abidjan, GCA Africa will work with partners across the continent to scale and accelerate adaptation action that protects African…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Coronavirus Global Response: Access to COVID-19 Tools-Accelerator Facilitation Council holds inaugural meeting

The ACT-Accelerator is the proven, up-and-running, global collaboration accelerating the development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres appeals for a quantum leap in funding for the ACT-Accelerator, a global solution to get the world moving, working and prospering again -         H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, and H.E. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, co-chair the ACT-Acceleration Facilitation Council -        …

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Source: UNICEF Chad |

Coronavirus: UNICEF Chad Humanitarian Situation Report

335 trainers and community leaders were coached on COVID-19 prevention, bringing the total number of community members reached to 1,277

Highlights During the reporting period, 38,059 malnourished children were admitted and treated in the supported health centres, bringing the year-to-date total to 146,205 in the provinces targeted by HAC, with a cure rate of 91 percent. 245 children received psychosocial support, including in child-friendly spaces, bringing the year-to-date total to…

Source: The Government of Norway |

Coronavirus - South Africa: Norway to take on leading role in effort to beat the pandemic

Together with South Africa, Norway has been chosen to co-chair the Facilitation Council for the Access to Covid-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator

Norway is to lead the effort to ensure that the global activities to fight the Covid-19 pandemic are as effective as possible. Together with South Africa, Norway has been chosen to co-chair the Facilitation Council for the Access to Covid-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, which has been set up to promote…

Source: NTT Pro Cycling |

Tour de France Stage 7: Reaction

NTT Pro Cycling’s Edvald Boasson Hagen was agonisingly beaten on the line by Wout van Aert (TJV) in Friday’s seventh stage of the Tour de France in Lavaur

In a stage where it was initially thought that the pure sprinters would line up to challenge for honours, Bora drove a fierce pace that splintered the peleton almost from the start, and then crosswinds played a decisive role in the latter stages and caused further splits. Michael Gogl and…

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

Coronavirus - Africa: UNHCR Update Libya (4 September 2020)

So far this year, a total of 17,049 refugees and asylum-seekers received core relief items (CRIs)

Population movement As of 2 September, 7,535 refugees and migrants have been registered as rescued/intercepted at sea by the Libyan Coast Guard and disembarked in Libya. The majority of those who disembarked in Libya as of yet, comprise nationals from Sudan (28 per cent), Bangladesh (13 per cent) and Mali…

Source: KnowBe4 |

Global Security Culture Report: It’s not the technology that secures the organisation. It’s its people

The report underscored one very important fact – the human element is underserved

The 2020 Security Culture Report released by KnowBe4 ( and CLTRe collected data from more than 120,000 employees across 24 countries to find out exactly how deeply security was embedded into company culture. Or not. South Africa, Kenya, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, USA, UK, New Zealand, Norway and India were some…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Coronavirus - Tanzania: Back to School - Zanzibar plans for quality learning for all children with $1.5 million from Global Partnership for Education (GPE) for COVID-19 education response

The GPE-funded programme is closely aligned to existing education sector plans and the National Education Response and Recovery Plan for COVID-19

Zanzibar has received a $1.5 million grant from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to respond to COVID-19 (coronavirus)-related school closures and ensure that more than 520,000 children return to school safely, leaving no child left behind. The grant is part of GPE’s $500 million COVID-19 response, which is helping…

Source: Department of Health, Seychelles |

Coronavirus - Seychelles: List of countries from which visitors are permitted to enter Seychelles

The Department of Health reviews the COVID-19 situation (transmission levels, trends, public health capacity, etc.) in various countries on a regular basis, to update a list of permitted countries from which individuals can travel to Seychelles. Find below the list of permitted countries based on the latest review, which will…