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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 24 September 2020, 6 pm

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,429,704), deaths (34,839), and recoveries (1,175,855) by region: Central (57,334 cases; 1,072 deaths; 49,679 recoveries): Burundi (476; 1; 462), Cameroon (20,690; 416; 19,124), CAR (4,802; 62; 1,830), Chad (1,164; 81; 997), Congo (5,005; 89; 3,920), DRC (10,555; 271; 10,051), Equatorial Guinea (5,018;…

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Over 21,000 people killed since UN global ceasefire-resolution

The UN issued a warning only last week on the risk of conflict-induced famine in South Sudan, Yemen, DRC and northeast Nigeria

At least 21,347 people have been killed in conflict, including more than 5,800 civilian adults and children who were directly targeted (1), despite the adoption of a UN Security Council resolution calling for a global cessation of hostilities some 90 days ago. Instead of a ceasefire, allowing countries and humanitarian…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

South Sudan: Heavy floods threaten the lives of about 500 000 people

Swollen rivers and flooding are sweeping through communities in the Greater Upper Nile region at an alarming speed

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is deeply concerned about the impact of ongoing severe flooding in Greater Pibor, South Sudan, which has displaced thousands of people and worsened an already devastating humanitarian emergency. MSF is urging organisations in the area to scale up their response to prevent further disaster. “When the…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 22 September 2020, 6 pm

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,412,699) deaths (34,077), and recoveries (1,158,751) by region: Central (56,990 cases; 1,071 deaths; 49,571 recoveries): Burundi (474; 1; 462), Cameroon (20,431; 416; 19,124), CAR (4,793; 62; 1,830), Chad (1,153; 81; 967), Congo (5,002; 89; 3,913), DRC (10,523; 271; 10,011), Equatorial Guinea (5,002;…

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In Wake of Severe Flooding, International Organization for Migration (IOM), USAID Combine to Deliver 155 Tons of Doated Relief Supplies to Sudan

The historic floods have exacerbated an already deeply difficult time for the people of Sudan, amid economic crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic

Sudan is facing its worst flooding in decades. Weeks of heavy rains have caused destruction, displacement and loss of lives, leading the Government of Sudan to declare a three-month State of Emergency in the country. To assist thousands affected by the floods roiling Sudan in recent weeks, the International Organization…

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Mohamed Salah to call for connected, quality education for refugee children, at UN General Assembly

Salah’s message to world leaders at the UN General Assembly: ‘Let’s make sure all children, including refugees, can go to school and achieve their dreams

Globally renowned footballer Mohamed Salah is to take center stage alongside refugee youth at the first-ever virtual UN General Assembly (UNGA) today, calling for every child to access a quality education, including refugees. Salah, an Ambassador for Vodafone Foundation and UNHCR’s Instant Network Schools (INS) programme, has teamed up with…

Source: WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean |

Coronavirus - Sudan: WHO and Qatar Fund for Development sign new agreement to meet health needs in Sudan

As part of the project, WHO will build the capacity of the health workforce on emergency response in the three priority states of While Nile, Kassala, and Sennar

The World Health Organization is grateful for a generous donation of US$ 1 million from the Qatar Fund for Development to support its ongoing work in Sudan for a period of one year. The agreement is part of a larger, joint project that brings together the Qatari Red Crescent and…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 21 September 2020, 6 pm

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,408,140) deaths (33,954), and recoveries (1,154,423) by region: Central (56,975 cases; 1,071 deaths; 49,483 recoveries): Burundi (473; 1; 462), Cameroon (20,431; 416; 19,124), CAR (4,793; 62; 1,830), Chad (1,151; 81; 967), Congo (5,002; 89; 3,913), DRC (10,519; 271; 9,952), Equatorial Guinea (5,002;…

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UNHCR and World Food Programme (WFP) Expand Partnership in Libya to Reach More Refugees and Asylum Seekers as Food Needs Rise

COVID-19 related movement restrictions and curfews, as well as the ongoing conflict and economic crisis, have led to sharp increases in food prices

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are expanding their support for food insecure refugees and asylum seekers in Libya with emergency food assistance in response to the severe socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country as well as the effects of…

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Coronavirus - Critical underfunding exacerbated by COVID-19 pushing displaced people to the edge

A shortage of resources for humanitarian operations could have devastating impacts for millions of people around the globe

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has warned that millions of displaced people in need of protection and assistance, and their host communities, are feeling the pinch of massive underfunding, as the COVID-19 crisis continues to increase humanitarian needs globally. The agency has so far received just 49 per cent (US$4.5…