Regional Highlights The UN Secretary-General’s policy brief on the impact of COVID-19 on the Arab region highlights the likely  devastating effects of the pandemic. The economy could contract by over 5% and one quarter...

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Regional Situation The pandemic continues to spread across the region. India, Iran, Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines continue to experience a steady increase in new cases. With over 1.8 million confirmed cases...

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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNFPA continues to mobilize its resources to ensure continuity of sexual and reproductive health services and services to prevent and respond to gender-based violence throughout the...

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Without sufficient funding for humanitarian operations, the aid operation in Yemen is on the brink of collapse.

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As of July 7, 2020, the Syrian Ministry of Health (MoH) has reported 372 COVID-19 cases across Syria: 232 active, 126 recoveries and 14 registered deaths. The first positive case was announced on 22 March 2020, with the...

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Global Highlights UNFPA is making a difference in the COVID-19 response by focusing on the continuity of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response, risk...

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Regional Situation COVID-19 continues to take an upward trajectory over the last four months with a sharp rise during the last month; four-fold increase from just under 50,000 in early June. All countries in the region...

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Regional Highlights The total number of COVID-19 positive cases has reached over 100,000 in all 23 countries in West and Central Africa, four months after the first case was reported in Nigeria. By the end of June,...

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Regional Highlights The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Latin America and the Caribbean in a context of low growth and, above all, of marked inequality and vulnerability, with growing poverty and extreme poverty, weakening...

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Regional Highlights All countries, except Turkmenistan, have officially reported COVID-19 cases. Armenia, Belarus and Moldova are the most affected relative to their population size. Turkey is the most affected country...

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