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South Sudan: Rising coronavirus cases coincide with start of lean season

 12th May 2020    South Sudan

As South Sudan has seen a spike in the number of coronavirus cases over the past two weeks, with numbers rising to 174 as of 11th May, the population of the world’s youngest country is also facing potential risks with the upcoming lean season.

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18 aid agencies call on the governments in the region to allow refugees stranded in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea to disembark

 7th May 2020    Many

Today, 18 humanitarian agencies are urging the countries on the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea to conduct search and rescue operations to save the lives of refugees and asylum seekers stranded at sea and allow them to disembark on their shores where they should be provided with adequate assistance.

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New Study: COVID-19 condemns millions of women to poverty, when they could be a solution to prosperity

 30th Apr 2020    None

A new study by CARE International “COVID could condemn women to decades of poverty: Implications of COVID-19 on Women’s Economic Justice and Rights” reveals how the global pandemic is having a real and immediate economic impact on women in the developing world.

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As Coronavirus stalls flows of remittances worldwide, millions of people risk losing their lifelines, warns CARE International

 24th Apr 2020    Many

Geneva, April 24, 2020. Diaspora communities around the globe are being hit hard by lockdowns, layoffs and illnesses to due to COVID-19. According to recent analysis from the World Bank, remittances to low and middle-income countries are projected to fall by 19.7 percent to $445 billion (from $554 billion in ...

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MYANMAR: 16 agencies express extreme concern after the death of an aid worker transporting COVID-19 test samples

 21st Apr 2020    Myanmar

With shock and sadness 16 humanitarian organizations received the news of a fatal shooting incident involving a vehicle of the World Health Organization (WHO) carrying COVID-19 test samples in Rakhine State.

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CARE International appoints Sofia Sprechmann Sineiro as new Secretary General

 21st Apr 2020    None

Today, CARE International announces that Sofia Sprechmann Sineiro will join CARE International as the new Secretary General, starting 1 June 2020.

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Joint Letter to UN Security Council on Participation and Transparency

 21st Apr 2020    None

The below is a joint letter addressed to the President of the Security Council, H.E. Mr. José Singer Weisinger on the participation and transparency of the UN Security Council.

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Somalia: One of the countries least prepared to cope with the Covid-19 virus

 17th Apr 2020    Somalia

2.6 million IDPs amongst those at highest risk and more than 1.3 million children already missing out on education due to closure of schools.

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COVID-19: 50 million people threatened by hunger in West Africa

 16th Apr 2020    Many

According to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the impact of the coronavirus pandemic could increase the number of people at risk of a food insecurity and malnutrition from 17 million to 50 million people between June and August 2020.

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COVID-19: Access to full mobile data and telecommunications in Myanmar and Bangladesh is essential to save lives, say 26 major aid groups

 16th Apr 2020    Many

Today, 26 international humanitarian agencies are calling on the Governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh to restore full access to mobile data1 and telecommunications (including legal access to sim cards for Rohingya refugees), in Cox’s Bazar and Rakhine and Chin states to ensure that refugees, displaced populations, conflict-affected and host-communities can ...

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