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

Coronavirus - Ethiopia: COVID-19 Humanitarian impact - Situation Update

Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia have increased as a result of COVID-19, the impact of the desert locust infestation, floods, and changes to the displacement landscape

This report is prepared under the auspices of the National Emergency Coordination Center for COVID-19 response, led by the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC), supported by OCHA Ethiopia with participation of Cluster Coordinators. This issue covers the period from 26 July - 8 August 2020. Read More: https://bit.ly/30WSe0t HIGHLIGHTS…

Source: World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean |

Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 situation updates for week 32

Most countries in the Region are in the community transmission phase

The coronavirus disease COVID-19 has been spreading for the past 6 months, and it continues to accelerate at regional and global levels. As of 8 August 2020, 19 187 943 cases and 716 075 associated deaths with a case-fatality rate (CFR) of 3.7% have been reported globally. The 22 countries…

Source: WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean |

Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 situation update for week 32 (2 – 8 August 2020)

Libya, Morocco and Oman had the largest relative increase in deaths

The coronavirus disease COVID-19 has been spreading for the past 6 months, and it continues to accelerate at regional and global levels. As of 8 August 2020, 19 187 943 cases and 716 075 associated deaths with a case-fatality rate (CFR) of 3.7% have been reported globally. The 22 countries…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Coronavirus - Africa: International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Office for Middle East and North Africa COVID-19 Response

Key Regional Updates As of 05 August 2020, a total of 959,935 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed, with 17,683 deaths reported in the region. The devastating explosion in Beirut on 04 August 2020 is certain to amplify an already dire humanitarian situation across Lebanon. The incident occurred when Lebanon was…

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

Coronavirus - Africa: UN Experts - Sanctions proving deadly during COVID pandemic, humanitarian exemptions not working

They welcomed efforts by many states, intergovernmental organizations and nongovernmental organizations to try to help sanctioned countries fight COVID-19

People in countries under sanctions cannot protect themselves against COVID-19 or get life-saving treatment if they fall ill because humanitarian exemptions to the sanctions are not working, UN human rights experts* said today. "Sanctions are bringing suffering and death in countries like Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen," said…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) + Belgium Innovative solutions for Zero Hunger

The geographic distribution of Belgium’s contributions shows that the majority (69 percent) were directed to Africa

Partnership at a Glance Belgium is a key strategic partner for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), supporting the Organization’s mandate for both humanitarian and development activities. The country is generously funding innovative and critical areas in support of food security, economic growth, employment and income…

Source: British High Commission Nairobi |

Coronavirus - Africa: New UK support to tackle devastating locust swarms in East Africa

Impact of plague of insects across Africa and Asia has been made worse by coronavirus, with vulnerable communities facing dwindling food supplies alongside the pandemic

UK Government package to help control millions of locusts attacking crops across East Africa, Yemen and South West Asia by spraying, monitoring and surveillance. New UK Government support will be used to tackle this year’s unprecedented locust outbreaks in Kenya, where millions of insects are destroying thousands of hectares of…

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

Coronavirus - Ethiopia: UAE Embassy distributes meat as Qurbani to vulnerable refugee families

Meat will be distributed to 480 beneficiaries selected from Somali, Syrian and Yemeni refugee communities who are celebrating Eid al-Adha festivall today

The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Ethiopia today donated Qurbani meat to vulnerable refugee families in Addis Ababa. The meat will be distributed to 480 beneficiaries selected from the Somali, Syrian and Yemeni refugee communities who are celebrating the Eid al-Adha festivall today. In May and June this…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Coronavirus - Africa: International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Office for East and Horn of Africa Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) COVID-19 Regional Overview on Mobility Restrictions

An increasing number of COVID-19 cases continues to be reported among truck drivers in the region

BACKGROUND The current outbreak of COVID-19 has affected global mobility in the form of various travel disruptions and restrictions. To better understand how COVID-19 affects global mobility, IOM has developed a global mobility database to map and gather data on the locations, status and different restrictions at Ports of Entry…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Coronavirus: Kenya beats back desert locust upsurge for now, but East Africa remains at risk

At the moment Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) is fighting the second generation of Desert Locusts

Q&A with Cyril Ferrand, Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Resilience Team Leader for East Africa How is the Desert Locust campaign in East Africa going? At the moment FAO is fighting the second generation of Desert Locusts. We have made significant progress in a number of countries, especially in Kenya,…