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.