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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


Yemen sees fresh displacement after five years of conflict

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.


UNHCR concerned at mounting civilian casualties and displacement in western Myanmar

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.