The geopolitical threat may be catastrophic for the semiconductor industry; several European carriers proactively spoke out in support of Huawei

BEIJING, June 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The escalating geopolitical tension between China and the US is threatening the security of the global supply chain. As COVID-19 rages worldwide, the role of telecom networks has heightened. 36Kr was invited to the webinar held by Total Telecom on June 18. This webinar brought in top global telecom […]

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Health workers in West Africa “in daily danger” while providing reproductive health services

GODOMEY, Benin/ASSAHOUN, Togo/CONAKRY, Guinea – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, health workers in several West African countries say it has been challenging to prevent the spread of the virus while providing life-saving sexual and reproductive health services. “As midwives, we are constantly struggling to ensure that we protect ourselves and our patients who come for maternal care services,” said Eyamou Kadiatou, a midwife in Guinea. “We need protective equipment. We just don’t have any. But we’re still here and still helping to save lives of women who are…

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United Nations Integrated Strategy for the Sahel Progress Report 2018-2019

The Sahel region presents some of the most important development challenges in recent history, with a commensurate magnitude of effects on communities, peoples and states. The crisis has devastating impact on the most precious resources of the Sahel people— women and youth. Since 2013 the United Nations (UN) has joined forces with the World Bank, the European Union, the African Development Bank, regional organizations and other institutions to confront these multidimensional crises. The UN has developed a results-focused multidimensional approach through the United Nations Integrated Strategy for the Sahel (UNISS),…

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Annual performance report for 2019

Hunger facts: World hunger increased for the third consecutive year, leaving nearly 822 million people undernourished primarily as a result of continued conflicts, climate-related crises and economic shocks. Acute food insecurity affected 135 million people in 55 countries in 2019; this number is predicted to double in 2020 as the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) becomes a new driver of food insecurity. Resourcing facts: WFP’s revenue increased by 10 percent to a record USD 8 billion in 2019. The top five donors contributed 76 percent of funding, with 36 percent designated…

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Mozambique Situation Report, 29 June 2020

• With the first COVID-19 case reported on 22 March, Mozambique has 816 confirmed cases in all the 11 provinces of the country as of 26 June. • A total of 7.9 million people is estimated to be in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in 2020 due to multiple shocks affecting the country. • A cholera outbreak has been reported in Cabo Delgado and Nampula provinces, with over 1,000 cases and 17 deaths recorded to date • The humanitarian situation in Cabo Delgado has significantly deteriorated over the last six…

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WFP Tanzania Country Brief, May 2020

USD 18 million six-month funding shortfall for Country Strategic Plan USD 34 million estimated funding requirement for WFP COVID-19 response 238,000 refugees and asylum seekers in camps supported with food assistance in April Operational Updates Support to refugee communities: WFP provides a general food basket to approximately 238,000 Congolese and Burundian refugees hosted Nyarugusu, Nduta and Mtendeli Refugee Camps in Kigoma region. The food basket consists of cereals, fortified nutritious products, pulses, vegetable oil and salt to meet a minimum dietary requirement of 2,100 Kcal per person per day. WFP…

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World Food Programme to assist largest number of hungry people ever, as coronavirus devastates poor nations

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced a massive rise in the number of hungry people it plans to assist around the world, as the devastating socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic push millions more people into food insecurity in low- and middle-income countries. “The frontline in the battle against the coronavirus is shifting from the rich world to the poor world,” said David Beasley, WFP’s Executive Director. “Until the day we have a medical vaccine, food is the best vaccine against chaos. Without it, we…

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Middle East & North Africa Region COVID-19 Situation Report No. 6 (1 – 15 June 2020)

Highlights • The reporting period saw the highest weekly number of cases and deaths recorded since the beginning of the epidemic. There are 175,340 active cases in the region out of a total of 614,286 recorded cases. • UNICEF and WHO have warned that an additional 51,000 children under the age of five might die in MENA by end of 2020 due to COVID-19’s disruption in primary health care. • More than 3.5 million children and women have received essential healthcare services to date and 1.5 million caregivers were reached…

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