COVID-19 Situation Report No. 7 for UNFPA Asia and Pacific

31 August 2020

Publisher: UNFPA

Download

Regional Situation

  • With over 3.8 million confirmed cases, India has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the region, and third globally.
  • The pandemic continues to spread across Asia and the Pacific. India, Iran, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Philippines and Indonesia continue to experience a steady increase in new cases.
  • Many countries in the region are responding to humanitarian emergencies in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic:
    • Afghanistan is experiencing flash floods and armed clashes in several provinces.
    • Indonesia continues to respond to the flooding in North Luwu District.
    • Myanmar’s Rakhine and Chin states have continued to experience conflicts, displacing an additional 77,000 people this year who are highly vulnerable with limited access to services.
    • In the Philippines an earthquake struck Masbate province, impacting access to services.

UNFPA Capacity Building Highlights

  • Across the Asia and Pacific region, UNFPA has provided capacity building initiatives, reaching:
    • 223,973 front line SRH service providers (including maternal health, family planning, and infection prevention and control).
    • 9,300 front line GBV service providers (including case management, referral pathways, and mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS).
  • In India, 12,989 doctors were trained on maternal care services; 77,550 health professionals on SRH services; and 131,287 front-line health functionaries on preventive measures and maintaining essential SRH services during COVID-19.

Related content

Resources

Yemen continues to be the world’s worst humanitarian crisis with over 24 million people – 80 per cent of the population – in need of some form of humanitarian assistance or protection. In 2020, the situation, which is primarily driven by conflict and an economic blockade,...

Resources
Global Highlights At the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, UNFPA recognized the potentially devastating effects of the pandemic and mobilized rapidly. By the close of 2020,  the organization continued to strengthen its efforts, as the pandemic raged around the world. The...
Resources
Regional Highlights All countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, except Turkmenistan, have officially reported COVID-19 cases. Armenia, Moldova and North Macedonia are now the most affected countries in the region relative to their population size. Turkey is the most...

Pages

We use cookies and other identifiers to help improve your online experience. By using our website you agree to this. To learn more, including how to change your settings, see our cookies policy.

X