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Joint Statement from the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund Regarding A Call to Action on the Debt of IDA Countries

“With immediate effect—and consistent with national laws of the creditor countries—the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund call on all official bilateral creditors to suspend debt payments from IDA countries… This will help with IDA countries’ immediate liquidity needs to tackle challenges posed by the coronavirus outbreak.”

via World Bank Group

Global Partnership for Education announces US$8.8 million in funding to help UNICEF with COVID-19 response

“The Global Partnership for Education announced today a US$8.8 million contribution to UNICEF to help children and young people in 87 developing countries access learning opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic… School closures in more than 156 countries have already disrupted learning and access to vital services for more than eight out of ten children and young people.”

via Global Partnership for Education

AU: Africa Joint Continental Strategy for COVID-19 Outbreak

“COVID-19 will likely spread rapidly in communities and healthcare facilities and cause severe illness and death. Although the case-fatality remains low, a high percentage of the African population could be infected in the next year, resulting in large number of deaths, particularly in people with advanced age and/or underlying illnesses.”

via African Union