Historical moment for Somalia as COVID-19 vaccines arrive through COVAX Facility

“After one year since the first COVID-19 case was officially confirmed in Somalia, on 16 March 2020, the country received part of the 300,000 doses of Oxford-Astra Zeneca vaccines from the COVAX Facility, which will be rolled out in the capital city”

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UNICEF Mauritania COVID-19 Situation Report

“After lifting all restrictions and closing all the containment centres for asymptomatic patients, the Government of Mauritania has developed a new strategy of cohabitation with COVID-19. These decisions continue to be interpreted by a large part of the population as the end of the pandemic, leading to a lack of respect for barrier measures and a very low level of alerts.”

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COVID-19 in humanitarian crises: A double emergency

“The International Rescue Committee’s analysis and approach to COVID-19 draws on decades of experience as a humanitarian and health responder in the world’s most complex crises, including as one of the largest responders to the Ebola outbreaks in West Africa and the DRC and Cholera in Yemen – the largest outbreaks of the diseases in modern history.”

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Economic and Market Analysis and Opinion of COVID-19 on West and Central Africa

“Apart from the food security implications of a COVID-19-triggered economic slowdown, an extensive spread of the disease in a poorer and more food insecure country could take a heavier toll on the economy than it has in those countries first impacted by the rapid spread of the virus. Countries with high levels of food insecurity are generally more vulnerable and less prepared.”

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