Source: UNCT Sudan |

Coronavirus - Sudan: UN - COVID-19 response in Sudan requires coordination so lifesaving aid can continue

23 UN organizations call on Sudan’s government to facilitate the provision of humanitarian assistance in Sudan to the most vulnerable people in Sudan, including to contain, test and treat COVID-19

Amid the largest global challenge since World War II, 23 UN organizations call on Sudan’s government to facilitate the provision of humanitarian assistance in Sudan to the most vulnerable people in Sudan, including to contain, test and treat COVID-19. UN and partners reached over 7 million people in need in…

Source: Save the Children |

Coronavirus – South Sudan: Coronavirus threatens nearly 4 million already-vulnerable children in South Sudan

The government of South Sudan has acted quickly to put in place measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Over 2.5 million children[1] already in need of humanitarian protection will be vulnerable to further illness, food insecurity and violence if the COVID-19 situation worsens in South Sudan, warns Save the Children. The second case of COVID-19 was confirmed in South Sudan on April 7, and while no further cases have…

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) continues to fight Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa and Yemen despite COVID-19 constraints

More than 240,000 hectares treated and 740 personnel trained in affected countries since January 2020

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN is continuing its efforts to contain the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa despite restrictions on the movement of personnel and equipment resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Desert Locust upsurge continues to remain alarming, particularly in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, where…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19, Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 6

Three new countries in the WHO African Region, including Malawi, Sao Tome & Principe and South Sudan have reported confirmed COVID-19 cases

Situation update The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continues to rapidly expand through the African continent. Since our last situation report on 1 April 2020 (External Situation Report 5), three new countries in the WHO African Region, including Malawi, Sao Tome & Principe and South Sudan have reported confirmed COVID-19…

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

Coronavirus - South Sudan: Time is now to avert the worst in the fight against COVID-19

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is putting infection prevention and control measures in place in the three hospitals and 36 primary health care centres

South Sudan has a critical window in which actions can be taken to curb the spread of COVID-19 and avert the worst. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) fears that if the virus takes hold it could be particularly devastating to communities already suffering from years of war…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Coronavirus - South Sudan: A severe coronavirus outbreak across South Sudan would have disastrous consequences for millions of vulnerable civilians, UN experts note

Government officials had already begun implementing certain precautionary measures including a nationwide curfew, limiting social gatherings, and closing down some establishments

As the first two cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Sudan were confirmed on 5 and 7 April respectively, members of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan urged the recently formed Transitional Government of National Unity to step up efforts to contain the spread of the virus. As…

Source: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) |

Coronavirus - South Sudan: Leaving no one behind: Addressing the crucial needs of women and girls in the COVID-19 response

The plan includes the recruitment and deployment of more nurses and midwives to support the health system response to COVID-19

With the Ministry of Health announcing the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Sudan, the United Nations Population Fund is redoubling its efforts to ensure that no woman dies giving birth and that each woman and girl is protected from violence at home and in her…

Source: Save the Children |

Coronavirus - Africa: Alarm grows in Africa as continent records its 10,000th case of COVID-19

Children and their families across Africa have already been struggling through a decade of climate shocks and regular food crisis

Some of the most vulnerable children and their families across Africa who depend on the informal economy for their livelihoods are and will increasingly be impacted by measures designed to stop the spread of COVID-19, Save the Children is warning, as the number of people on the continent infected with…

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

Coronavirus - Africa: Outbreak Brief #12: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

As of 3 pm EAT 7 April 2020, a total of 10,086 COVID-19 cases and 487 (CFR 5%) deaths have been reported in 52 African countries

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (31 March 2020), 518,122 new confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and 34,452 new deaths have been reported globally. This is a 75% increase in cases reported. To date, a total of 1,211,961 COVID-19 cases and 67,666 (CFR 6%) related deaths have been reported…

Africa Oil & Power Conference
Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

Events Industry retools to build hospitals in Africa

The venture applies HOTT3D’s design, construction and project management expertise to building medical facilities within days

A Cape Town-based exhibition builder, together with an event organizer, offer to work with governments and private sectors across Africa to rapidly build hospital infrastructures and shelters in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Afrika Umoja, an initiative initiated by Cape Town temporary architecture specialists, HOTT3D with pan-African energy event…