Hikvision introduces dedicated series in its DeepinView camera line

Cameras in this Dedicated Subseries come equipped with multiple dedicated algorithms that can be selected and engaged discretely based on the needs of the installation, then switched as the security needs change HANGZHOU, China, July 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hikvision, an IoT solution provider with video as its core competency, today announced a brand-new addition […]

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Cameroon Refuses to Hand Over Body of Journalist

YAOUNDE – Cameroonian rights and press groups are alleging a military cover-up in the death of journalist Samuel Wazizi, after the military on Monday refused to hand over his body to the family. Cameroon’s military in June admitted Wazizi had died at a military hospital in August last year after months of silence on his whereabouts or condition. Supporters of Wazizi, who was arrested for allegedly collaborating with anglophone rebels, have accused the military of torturing him to death — a charge they deny. Spokesman for Cameroon’s military Serge Cyrille Atongfack says…

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WHO: access to HIV medicines severely impacted by COVID-19 as AIDS response stalls

Countries seek innovative ways to mitigate the impact of disruptions and keep services going Seventy-three countries have warned that they are at risk of stock-outs of antiretroviral (ARV) medicines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new WHO survey conducted ahead of the International AIDS Society’s biannual conference. Twenty-four countries reported having either a critically low stock of ARVs or disruptions in the supply of these life-saving medicines. The survey follows a modelling exercise convened by WHO and UNAIDS in May which forecasted that a six-month disruption…

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East and Southern Africa Region COVID-19 Situation Report No. 5 (1- 30 June 2020)

Regional Situation • COVID-19 continues to take an upward trajectory over the last four months with a sharp rise during the last month; four-fold increase from just under 50,000 in early June. All countries in the region have registered confirmed COVID-19 cases. • Over 60% of confirmed cases are among 20-50 year-olds, the most socially and economically active group; significant mortality is found among those aged 40-60 (36%) and 60-80 (44%). Males account for 58% of confirmed cases. • South Africa accounts for 81% of confirmed cases and 79% of…

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How monitoring sewage could prevent a return of the coronavirus

In their efforts to stave off a second wave of COVID-19, scientists from around the world have turned to a new ally: sewage. In the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Spain, researchers are poring over samples of wastewater for signs of the coronavirus, which is believed to be shed in human feces. Given that many people with the virus are asymptomatic and will not be tested for the disease, scientists say sewage could act like a COVID-19 early warning system. Countries have long monitored sewage, which is laden with traces…

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WFP The Gambia Country Brief, April 2020

In Numbers 13 mt of food assistance distributed US$ 0 m cash-based transfers made US$ 2.1 m six months (April-September 2020) net funding requirements 1,658 people assisted in April 2020 Operational Updates In The Gambia, 733,000 people in rural and urban areas – approximately 40 percent of the population – require immediate food assistance through October/November when the next harvest is expected. WFP anticipates a rise in food insecurity if access to food becomes limited, as livelihoods are compromised, and local and regional supply chains continue to be disrupted. WFP…

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COVID-19 Aftershocks: Out of time

Summary Millions of parents and caregivers have lost incomes and jobs due to COVID-19, forcing them to expose their children to harmful and dangerous circumstances such as begging or child marriage. World Vision has conducted rapid assessments in 24 countries across Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia confirming alarming predictions of increased child hunger, violence, and poverty due to the economic impact of COVID-19. These assessment results give further evidence that the most vulnerable families and their children are hardest hit in such crises. Those living in fragile countries already…

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2019 Return and Reintegration Key Highlights

Geneva – Today (07/07) the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is releasing Key Highlights from its Return and Reintegration programmes, including trends, figures as well as significant initiatives and efforts IOM has made to assist and reintegrate migrants returning voluntarily in 2019 to their countries of origin. Last year, IOM assisted with the voluntary return of 64,958 migrants. While this number is slightly higher than that of 2018, it shows an ongoing decrease in voluntary returns from the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland that began in previous years. The…

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