Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Coronavirus - Somalia: Somalia Humanitarian Bulletin

Government has announced various COVID-19 control measures

Covid-19 preparedness and response scaled up; Government has announced various COVID-19 control measures; Gu rains have started with moderate to heavy showers; thousands of people displaced in Lower Shabelle region; SHF to allocate US$22 million but more resources needed. Coronavirus (COVID-19) preparedness and response scaled up across Somalia In conjunction…

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Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Seven tips for protecting against the coronavirus

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WHO recommends 7 tips in protecting yourself against the risk of coronavirus infection: 1. Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, or with an alcohol-based gel. 2. Need to cough or sneeze? Do it into a tissue or bent elbow, and then wash your hands. 3. Stay at least…

Source: The Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini |

Coronavirus - Eswatini COVID-19 essential services as regulated

This is an attempt to mitigate the spread of the global pandemic that is COVID-19

Subsequent to the statement by His Excellency Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini on the 1st April 2020, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Trade hereby prescribes the essential indutries that will continue to operate during the period of the partial lockdown. This is an attempt to mitigate the spread of the global pandemic…

Source: Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Largest ever agreement with Norwegian Church Aid to fight Poverty

The agreement provides a total of NOK 1.75 billion over five years to support Norwegian Church Aid’s sustainable development work in sub-Saharan Africa

Norwegian Church Aid has signed an agreement of record size with the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation. The agreement provides a total of NOK 1.75 billion over five years to support Norwegian Church Aid’s sustainable development work in sub-Saharan Africa and other parts of the world. ‘Norwegian Church Aid has…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

Coronavirus - Africa: The United States is leading the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19

U.S. government agencies are working together to prioritize foreign assistance based on coordination and the potential for impact

The U.S. government is leading the world’s humanitarian and health assistance response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are mobilizing all necessary resources to respond rapidly, both at home and abroad. As part of this comprehensive and generous U.S. response, the State Department and USAID are providing an initial investment of…

Source: Government of Eswatini |

Coronavirus - Eswatini: Partial Lockdown Update – COVID-19

Eswatini remains with nine confirmed COVID-19 cases, and at high risk and high alert

The Kingdom of Eswatini entered its sixth day of the Partial Lockdown initiated to halt the spread of the coronavirus. With 850 000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and over 41000 deaths globally, this virus is proving to be among the biggest health challenges the world has faced in many years. This…

Source: Amnesty International |

Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 as an emergency human rights issue

In East and Southern Africa, some governments, such as Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda and Kenya, have imposed unprecedented measures such as national “lockdowns”

Deprose Muchena is the Director of Amnesty International’s East and Southern Africa Regional Office In our homes, streets, public places, radio stations, newspapers and international television news channels, everybody is talking about: COVID-19. Maintaining reasonable physical distance and practising good personal hygiene, such as regularly washing hands and avoiding touching…

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Coronavirus – Democratic Republic of the Congo: Coronavirus poses latest threat to battered health system in DR Congo

Strengthening the battered healthcare system in the DRC is vital to protect young lives

The looming threat of the new coronavirus disease COVID-19 is just the latest challenge to the beleaguered health care system in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which is struggling with deadly measles and cholera epidemics that have killed thousands of children over the past year, the UN children’s…

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

COVID-19 - Africa: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) response to the coronavirus in Africa

The African region has not been so severely affected so far, but if action is not taken immediately to contain the virus, it could have devastating effect

The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as coronavirus, has overwhelmed advance health care systems all over the world. The African region has not been so severely affected so far, but if action is not taken immediately to contain the virus, it could have devastating effects particularly in places affected by conflict…