Education Post-COVID-19 2020: High Level Political Forum Side Event

Responding to negative impact of COVID-19, the UN Member States, UN agencies and key actors in the field of education reaffirmed their commitment to transform education in an egalitarian, resilient and inclusive way at “Education post-COVID 19”, a United Nations High-Level Political Forum side event, that took place on 9 July, 2020. Organized by UNESCO and the SDG-Education 2030 Steering Committee, with support from the Group of Friends for Education and Lifelong Learning, this virtual event brought together high level personalities from the World Bank, UNICEF, OECD, Global Partnership for…

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UNICEF Global COVID-19 Mid-Term Situation Report No. 9, Feb-Jul 2020

Highlights • UNICEF continues to scale-up and deliver across sectors to address the needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, UNICEF has reached 2.6 billion people on COVID- 19 messaging on prevention and access to services. • UNICEF has actively responded to the pandemic by sourcing PPE equipment and other COVID supplies. Despite early constraints, UNICEF fulfilled $440 million as warehouse replenishment orders from April-June. Over54.4 million have received WASH supplies and services, including hygiene items. • Over 2.8 million healthcare facility staff and community health workers have been…

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Rapid Gender Analysis – COVID-19: Middle East and North Africa Region, June 2020

Executive Summary The novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to wreak havoc around the world. As of July 1, 2020, 10,487,022 cases and 511,546 have been recorded in 216 countries. This Rapid Gender Analysis gathers together data from its country offices in the Middle East and North Africa region and beyond (Turkey and Georgia are also included), offering a sobering picture of the pandemic’s impact, especially for women and girls. MENA is at a critical stage in containing the pandemic – while some countries have been successful in curtailing the…

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Suspected Boko Haram Militants Kill 16 in Northern Cameroon

DOUALA – Suspected militants from Islamist group Boko Haram killed at least 16 people and wounded seven early on Sunday in a grenade attack on a camp for displaced people in northern Cameroon, a local official said. The assailants threw a grenade into a group of sleeping people inside the camp in the village of Nguetchewe, district mayor Medjeweh Boukar told Reuters. The camp is home to around 800 people, he said. The village is located close to the Nigerian border. Boukar was informed by residents that 16 had died.…

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