Thirty-nine organisations call on governments to ensure access to asylum seekers during COVID-19 pandemic

People seeking safety are trapped at borders across Eastern Africa due to COVID-19 measures A coalition of international, national, and refugee-led organizations in the Horn, East and Central Africa (HECA) have today called on governments in the region to reopen borders for asylum seekers. The organisations are calling on governments to put in place measures that manage the current health emergency while ensuring asylum seekers can seek protection.    Countries in the HECA region host approximately 4.6 million refugees and asylum seekers and have a long history of receiving asylum…

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Humanity First International Situation – Report No. 005: Covid-19 Response

Situation Overview 3487 Volunteers 650,492 Beneficiaries 185,140 Prevention Materials Food Security 7.9 million meals provided Operating in 71 Countries across 6 Continents Overview As the COVID-19 pandemic hits all parts of the world and takes a toll on Global Public Health, Humanity First International (HFI), as a UN ECOSOC Consultative Partner, is playing its’ part in ensuring the required support is provided to low-middle income-based countries, who in large parts have underdeveloped infrastructure to deal with such pandemics. HFI have started a series of initiatives and engagements with UN WHO…

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