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Coronavirus: World risks 'biblical' famines due to pandemic - UN (21.04.2020)

The world is at risk of widespread famines "of biblical proportions" caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the UN has warned. David Beasley, head of the World Food Programme (WFP), said urgent action was needed to avoid a catastrophe. ... Those most at risk are in 10 countries affected by conflict,...

COVID-19 compounds security threats in West and Central Africa (20.04.2020)

[…] COVID-19 not only complicates the existing peace and security challenges in many countries but also constitutes an additional security problem for those already dealing with crises. As of 13 April 2020, West Africa had recorded the second highest number of people that tested positive for...

The African Union’s structures and mechanisms put to the test (20.04.2020)

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus at the beginning of the year, the African Union (AU) has been active in coordinating responses across Africa and has been praised for its quick reaction to the pandemic.

Onset of COVID-19 pandemic boosts support for international cooperation (20.04.2020)

Initial results of a UN initiative to help decide the future direction of the Organization have revealed overwhelming support for international cooperation, which has grown significantly since COVID-19 began spreading around the world. The data, gathered from hundreds of conversations, and an...

Coronavirus in conflict zones: a sobering landscape (14.04.2020)

The new coronavirus is spreading into conflict-affected states. The pandemic and efforts to contain it are much more likely to aggravate and multiply conflicts than reduce or end them.

Guterres: A second pandemic of COVID misinformation 'putting lives at risk' (14.04.2020)

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the U.N. is going to flood the internet and social media with facts and science to counter what he says is a “dangerous epidemic of misinformation” about the coronavirus pandemic.

UN Middle East envoys urge greater action on COVID-19 ceasefire appeal (10.04.2020)

In a joint appeal issued on Saturday, the five UN envoys to the Middle East urged warring parties in the region to work towards an immediate end to hostilities, in line with the Secretary-General’s recent call for a global ceasefire during the COVID-19 pandemic.