The World Health Organization (WHO) discusses symptoms of post-COVID-19 illness (also described as “long” COVID-19) and the need for research into reports that it can affect people infected with the new coronavirus but who did not require hospital treatment. Speaker: • Dr Janet Diaz Dr Janet Diaz, Team Lead, Health Care Readiness, WHO
COVID-19 reinfection seems not to be a ‘regular event’, says UN health agency. There is likely only a slim possibility of people being reinfected with COVID-19, the UN health agency said on Tuesday, following reports in Hong Kong that a man had contracted new coronavirus for a second time after an interval of more than four months.
Breastfeeding link to COVID-19 is negligible, says World Health Organization. The risk of COVID-19 infection from breastfeeding is negligible and has never been documented, the UN health agency said on Tuesday, while warning that not using mother’s milk is linked to more than 820,000 child deaths a year, at a cost to the global economy of some $300 billion.
COVID-19 is not seasonal, says WHO, urges greater respect for physical distancing
COVID-19 scapegoating triggers fresh displacement in Yemen, warns migration agency
Starvation, death from disease and violence can be stopped with $10.3 billion appeal: UN agencies. A huge increase in the number of people facing starvation because of the COVID-19 crisis is only one of the many problems UN humanitarians are concerned about because of the pandemic, they said on Friday.
In Yemen, thousands of Ethiopian migrants stranded, COVID-19 likely widespread: IOM
Covid-19, war and hunger – Yemen’s humanitarian food crisis is becoming worse, warns the World Food Programme (WFP)
WFP: Tens of millions more people to go hungry in Africa this year because of Covid-19
Human Rights Council picks up again after COVID suspension, to hold racism debate. After a three month long COVID-19-enforced break, the Human Rights Council resumed its work at UN Geneva on Monday, giving the green light to a rare Urgent Debate on racism, alleged police brutality and violence against protesters sickened by the killing of American George Floyd in police custody.
YEMEN: Severe funding gaps for humanitarian aid as cases of Covid-19 are on the rise
Cameroon: UN office strongly condemns attacks on aid workers
European COVID infections indicate ‘east-west divide’: WHO. Europe is seeing a “steady” decline in COVID-19 infections, although the generally positive trend has not happened in Russia and parts of Eastern Europe, the UN health agency said on Tuesday.
Millions in Latin America and the Caribbean at risk of severe food insecurity due to impact of Covid-19
Yemen aid lifeline nears breaking point as UN food agency appeals for $870 million
The Covid-19 pandemic is severely exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, says OCHA. Yemen, a war-torn country, will be left to fight a Covid-19 pandemic with a collapsed health system without additional funding, warned today the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Syria’s warring parties will resume talks in Geneva, says UN envoy
UN agencies step up support for Rohingya camp complex, host communities as first case of COVID-19 infection is confirmed
UN leads push to protect most vulnerable from mental health problems during and after COVID-19. Decades of neglect and underinvestment in addressing people’s mental health needs have been exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN said on Thursday, in a call for ambitious commitments from countries in the way they treat psychological illness, amid a potential spike in suicides and drug abuse.
Almost no humanitarian aid is entering the non-government-controlled areas in Ukraine due to Covid-19 lockdown measures. Since the third week in March practically no humanitarian aid has reached eastern Ukraine beyond the “contact line” that separates the government-controlled and non-government-controlled areas of the country.
Conflicts and heavy floods force tens of thousands of people to flee their homes in Somalia amidst COVID-19. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) calls for a strong and coordinated response from the international community, national and local Somali authorities and humanitarian actors to meet the massive humanitarian needs arisen in Somalia due to conflicts and heavy floods which force people to leave their homes amidst Covid-19.
Migrants stranded ‘all over the world’ and at risk from COVID-19. Thousands of migrants have been stranded “all over the world” where they face a heightened risk of COVID-19 infection, the head of UN migration agency, IOM, said on Thursday.
COVID-19 makes universal digital access and cooperation essential: ITU
Food insecurity in West Africa could leave 43 million at risk as COVID hits: WFP / UNHCR
UNICEF calls for support to unblock massive backlog in vaccine shipments
Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva, chaired the virtual briefing, during which journalists heard from spokespersons for the World Health Organisation, World Food Programme, International Organization for Migration, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, International Labour Organization, the United Nations Refugee Agency, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the World Meteorological Organization and the Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
The work of WHO with digital companies and social media platforms regarding COVID-19
Briefing by spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Jeremy Laurence on Sudan at a tipping point because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
UN leads bid to help 135 countries get vital COVID-19 medical kit
OHCHR Press conference with Piggy Hicks and Georgette Gagnon - COVID-19 new policy guidance on emergency and exceptional measures - COVID-19
Challenges for multilateralism - and optimism - revealed in UN-led global debate
UNHCR: Refugee health workers step up for coronavirus response in Latin America
Concern for Libya's civilians mounts as fighting continues even in face of pandemic and calls for global ceasefire
FAO: World has enough food to withstand COVID crisis, says UN agency
The first United Nations “Solidarity Flight” is scheduled to leave Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this afternoon - from there, the aircraft will transport the vital medical cargo to all countries in Africa, where supplies are desperately needed to contain the spread of COVID-19.
With seven confirmed COVID-19 cases in Somalia, the United Nations and their humanitarian partners in the country are urgently reprioritizing activities to help prepare the response to the pandemic.