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UNHCR discloses critical funding shortfall to meet COVID-19 response of refugees in Ethiopia

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday disclosed it only received 9.8 million U.S. dollars out of 34.9 million U.S. dollars...
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UN Chief calls for greater inclusion of persons with disabilities in society

United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres on Monday called for greater inclusion of persons with disabilities in society, including in COVID-19 response and recovery. The UN...
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Farmers benefit from COVID-19 response under TAATs

Over 20, 000 smallholder farmers have been supported to cultivate about 38, 000 hectares of maize and soya, Mr Felix Ngmenkaara Darimaani,...
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World Bank Group Supports Ghana To Boost its COVID-19 Response

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors on November 10, 2020 approved an additional credit of US$130 million from the International Development Association (IDA)...
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WaterAid organises workshop for stakeholders on COVID- 19 response

WaterAid Ghana in collaboration with ActionAid Global Platform has organized a day's workshop for over 20 stakeholders on the COVID- 19 pandemic and how...

UN releases message booklet on Ghana’s COVID-19 response

The United Nations Office in Ghana has released a booklet of key messages covering COVID-19 preventive and impact mitigating measures, and the contributions of...

AfDB supports Ghana’s COVID-19 response with US$69 million grant

The African Development Fund (ADF) approved on Friday, a 69 million U.S. dollars financing support for Ghana's response to the outbreak of the new...
A woman walks with a baby stroller in front of the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York, the United States, July 20, 2020. The UN headquarters on Monday started its phase one reopening after it had remained physically close over the past four months to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. (Xinhua/Wang Jiangang)

UN agencies launch database of laws to help COVID-19 response

United Nations (UN) agencies launched on Wednesday a database of laws that countries had implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to help protect...
Family members of a person that died of COVID-19 converse with health workers during a burial ceremony, on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia, May 8, 2020. Somali health ministry on Sunday confirmed 57 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total infections to 1,054. Fawziya Abikar, health minister said three people succumbed to the deadly respiratory disease, raising the death toll to 51. (Xinhua/Hassan Bashi)

G20 urged to play bigger role in COVID-19 response

The international community has urged the Group of Twenty (G20) to step up and play a bigger role as the global economy continues to...

COVID-19 Compounds Families’ Painful Search for Missing and Disappeared Migrants

Due to COVID-19, more people are dying away from home and away from their families. Often, bereaved families have no opportunity to mourn their loved...

COVID -19 Fight: IOM receives USD 25 Million from UN’s Central Emergency Response...

The UN’s Humanitarian Chief and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, has released USD 25 million from the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to...
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Uganda grapples with refugee crisis amid COVID-19 pandemic

As the world marks World Refugee Day on Saturday, thousands of Congolese are stranded at the Ugandan border seeking to enter the East...

AfDB loans Morocco US$290 million for COVID-19 response

The African Development Bank (AfDB) said on Wednesday it has approved a loan of 264 million euros (290 million U.S. dollars) to help Morocco...
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WFP to launch humanitarian flights to Tanzania over COVID-19 response

The World Food Program (WFP) on Thursday announced the launch of humanitarian flights to Tanzania to provide logistics support for the global COVID-19 response. ...
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Ghana government responds to Minority claims on COVID-19 response plan

The government has defended its COVID-19 response, saying, it has shown strong leadership, has been effective and transparent in its management of the pandemic. Deputy...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN chief asks for inclusion of people with disabilities in COVID-19 response

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday asked for the inclusion of people with disabilities in COVID-19 response. "I urge governments to place people...

Ghanaians with Disabilities Cannot Be an Afterthought in Covid-19 Response

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to unearth some uncomfortable truths about our country Ghana, as the inequalities that too often live below the surface are...
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IOM issues US$86.2 million emergency appeal for COVID-19 response in Nigeria

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Thursday issued an 86.2 million U.S. dollar emergency appeal to respond to COVID-19 in Nigeria and its...
Doctor Ruth Aceng (R), Minister of Health of Uganda speaks to an official from Sunbelt Textiles Company Limited, in Kampala, capital of Uganda, April 2, 2020. Sunbelt Textiles Company Limited on Thursday donated 30,000 USD to help Uganda to fight COVID-19 pandemic. (Xinhua/Nicholas Kajoba)

Uganda recruits 141 more health workers for COVID-19 response

Uganda's ministry of health is recruiting another 141 health workers in less than a month after it employed 200 others to help in the...

Equatorial Guinean envoy commends China’s COVID-19 response

Equatorial Guinea's ambassador to China German Ekua Sima Abaga has spoken highly of China's efforts to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. In an...
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UN says inadequate testing capacity slows COVID-19 response in Somalia

The United Nations humanitarian agency said on Monday that inadequate funding, a dearth of skilled health workers, and limited testing capacity are hampering progress...

UN agencies in Uganda issue US$316.4 million emergency appeal for COVID-19 response

The United Nations agencies in Uganda on Thursday issued a 316.4-million-U.S. dollar emergency appeal to respond to COVID-19 and its impact on the east...
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (right) and Australia's Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy speak to the media about the COVID-19 Coronavirus during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, 18 March 2020. EPA/LUKAS COCH AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

Australia moves to “community phase” of COVID-19 response

Australia has moved to the third phase, or the "community phase" of the fight against COVID-19, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Friday. ...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO seeks to scale up COVID-19 response in South Sudan

The World Health Organization (WHO) said it has prepositioned medical supplies to help the ministry of health speed up testing of suspected COVID-19 cases...

Botswana, Zimbabwe remain committed to working closely in COVID-19 response

Botswana and Zimbabwe will remain steadfast to working in collaboration on responding to the outbreak of COVID-19, Botswana's international cooperation minister said Friday. Unity...
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UN begins solidarity flights in Africa to boost COVID-19 response

The first UN "solidarity flight" is scheduled to leave Ethiopia shortly to bring medical supplies and protective equipment to boost COVID-19 response on the...
A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)

Somalia and UN launch plan to scale up COVID-19 response

Somalia and the UN agencies have consolidated the humanitarian components of the integrated Country Preparedness and Response Plan (CPRP) to address the humanitarian consequences...

AfDB secures US$3 billion in bonds for Africa’s COVID-19 response

The continental lending institution Africa Development Bank (AfDB) said it had secured a total of 3.0 billion U.S. dollars through a three-year bond to...

‘Counselling services must be part of COVID-19 response’

The Ghana National Association of Certificated Counsellors (GNACC) has advocated for counselling services to be incorporated into the Public Health response to the COVID-19. ...

Global Partnership for Education provides funds to help UNICEF with COVID-19 response

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) on Wednesday announced a contribution of 8.8 million U.S. dollars to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) to help...