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‘Immediate nationwide ceasefire’ needed for all-out effort to counter COVID-19 in Syria

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 02:54:07 +0000

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Source: UN News Service

The UN relief chief pointed out that over the past nine years, half the population has been forced to flee their homes, more than 11 million people inside Syria require humanitarian assistance.

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More than 15 million children and their families in Yemen, Syria and Gaza set to face COVID-19

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 23:01:00 +0000

Countries: occupied Palestinian territory, Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen
Source: Save the Children

Fewer than 730 ventilators and 950 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds are available for more than 15 million children and their families in areas that are hard for aid agencies to reach.

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World: COVID-19: La crisis que se cierne sobre los países en desarrollo amenaza con devastar sus economías y acelerar la desigualdad

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:35:49 +0000

Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Djibouti, El Salvador, Eritrea, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Serbia, Ukraine, Viet Nam, World
Source: UN Development Programme

Ante la COVID-19, el PNUD busca una ayuda sin precedentes a largo plazo para los países vulnerables. A largo plazo, el PNUD prevé una necesidad mínima de 500 millones de dólares para prestar ayuda a 100 países.

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World: WHO releases guidelines to help countries maintain essential health services during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 17:23:43 +0000

Country: World
Source: World Health Organization

The guidelines include a set of targeted, immediate actions that countries should consider at all levels to reorganize and maintain access to high-quality essential health services for all.

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World: Vulnerable countries face 3 times the risk of COVID-19 exposure, yet have 6 times lower access to healthcare services

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 16:13:52 +0000

Countries: Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Uganda, World, Yemen
Source: CARE

On top of poor access to healthcare, these countries also face the highest levels of food insecurity, displacement and socio-economic inequality, all of which increase they vulnerability to COVID-19.

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MSF warns spread of COVID-19 could become critical in north-west Syria

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 13:16:22 +0000

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Source: Médecins Sans Frontières

Hospitals would become overwhelmed with a massive influx of COVID-19 patients, while these same facilities are still handling casualties from the fighting as well as responding to other medical needs.

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World: About US$160 billion needed to prevent millions of Coronavirus deaths in poor countries

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:01:00 +0000

Countries: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, China, Jordan, Lebanon, occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, World
Source: Oxfam

In countries where poverty and inequality risk accelerating the disease, the public health challenges are even greater. For example, in Mali there are just three ventilators for one million people.

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Syria: MSF provides relief items and adapts response for COVID-19 in Idlib

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 17:01:03 +0000

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Source: Médecins Sans Frontières

Deir Hassan camp in Idlib province, which hosts more than 164,000 people in settlements scattered over the hills, is now threatened by the potential spread of COVID-19.

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New digital map shows terrible impact of COVID-19 on school meals around the world

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:48:56 +0000

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Country: World
Source: World Food Programme

The map, Global Monitoring of School Meals during COVID-19 School Closures, provides daily visual updates on school closures and the number of children no longer receiving school meals as a result.

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IOM urges increased support for IDPs amid deteriorating humanitarian crisis, COVID-19 in Burkina Faso

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:35:56 +0000

Countries: Burkina Faso, Mali
Source: International Organization for Migration

A deadly attack in the north left 43 people dead and seven severely wounded. Many others fled to Ouahigouya, the region’s capital. Nearly three weeks later, more than 6,000 people are displaced.

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Yemen sees fresh displacement after five years of conflict

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:19:58 +0000

Country: Yemen
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

After fleeing latest fighting in country’s north, Yemenis describe harrowing route to safety and dire conditions on arrival as humanitarian aid struggles to meet needs.

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UNHCR concerned at mounting civilian casualties and displacement in western Myanmar

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:16:52 +0000

Country: Myanmar
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

According to recent local reports, at least 21 civilians have lost their lives as a series of clashes hit their villages along the border between Myanmar’s Rakhine and Chin states earlier this month.

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World: Urge reforzar sistemas sanitarios y programas de higiene para evitar que el coronavirus alcance a los niños y niñas desnutridos

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 18:03:47 +0000

Country: World
Source: Acción contra el Hambre España

Lugares con concentración de personas refugiadas o migrantes como las de Siria o Venezuela podrían convertirse muy pronto en escenarios de alta transmisión comunitaria.

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Humanitarian actors develop guidance for COVID-19 preparedness in Iraqi IDP camps

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 16:46:24 +0000

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Country: Iraq
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

The Iraqi Ministry of Health has confirmed 382 cases of COVID-19, 36 fatalities, and 105 patients who have recovered from the virus. Approximately one quarter of the cases are in the Kurdistan Region.

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World: UNICEF scales up support in 145 countries to keep children learning, as COVID-19 forces schools to close

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 11:54:19 +0000

Countries: Uganda, World
Source: UN Children's Fund

The initial global allocation of $13 million will be catalytic by supporting governments and a range of education partners in each country to develop plans to enable a rapid, system-wide response.

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World: Life-saving vaccinations must not ‘fall victim’ to COVID-19 pandemic – UNICEF chief

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 07:05:25 +0000

Country: World
Source: UN Children's Fund

As the pandemic progresses, critical life-saving services, including immunization, will likely be disrupted, especially in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, where they are sorely needed, stated the head of UNICEF.

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Burkina Faso: ACAPS identifies nine countries at increased risk of a deteriorating humanitarian situation in the next six months

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 17:39:08 +0000

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Countries: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Colombia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Libya, Myanmar, Nigeria, United Republic of Tanzania, Yemen
Source: Assessment Capacities Project

The Global Risk Analysis aims to inform decision makers of potential developments and understand possible impact, making it possible to better plan for and deliver a humanitarian response.

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World: La ONU lanza un plan de respuesta humanitaria para luchar contra COVID-19

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 15:49:19 +0000

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Country: World
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

La respuesta de $ 2 mil millones impactará a 51 países, incluidos los más vulnerables, y se enfocará en entregar equipos de laboratorio e instalar estaciones de lavado de manos, entre otras medidas.

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World: Global approach is the only way to fight COVID-19, UN says as it launches $2 billion response plan

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 14:00:00 +0000

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Country: World
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

UN humanitarian chief warns that failing to help vulnerable countries fight the coronavirus now could place millions at risk and leave the virus free to circle back around the globe.

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World: COVID-19 restrictions preventing thousands from accessing lifesaving aid

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 08:53:48 +0000

Countries: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kenya, occupied Palestinian territory, Somalia, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Uganda, World
Source: Norwegian Refugee Council

The NRC is currently unable to reach thousands of people, including 300,000 in the Middle East. It is calling on governments to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid in these challenging times.

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