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COVID-19: UN donates 250,000 face masks to NYC health workers

In a statement, Mr. Guterres said that the face masks stored in United Nations facilities, werer part of UN stocks, deemed surplus to requirements. The...

Peacekeeping radio stations provide COVID-19 information to vulnerable communities in conflict-affected countries

Today, these stations are playing another vital role – getting the word out to vulnerable communities in conflict-affected states about the coronavirus pandemic and...

UNICEF sounds alarm over water cuts in Syria as efforts ramp up to prevent COVID-19 spread

In statement from Damascus, Fran Equiza, UNICEF Representative in Syria, said on Monday that the water supply from the Allouk station – the main...

COVID-19: WHO working on supply pipeline for protective equipment and tests

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was speaking during his regular briefing in Geneva where he highlighted latest developments in the UN agency’s support to countries facing what he described as “an invisible enemy against humanity”.  WHO...

UN agriculture agency staff continue to strive for a better world amid Italy COVID-19 lockdown

FAO leads global efforts to defeat hunger and ensure that everyone has access to high-quality food. The agency is working with WHO and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to assist...

Still ‘early days’ to assess COVID-19 impact on women, children – UNICEF official

UN News spoke to Ms. Luwei Pearson, Acting Director of UNICEF’s Health Programme Division, about the agency’s quick response to the coronavirus outbreak and...

Talking to your children about coronavirus: Let them know you’re listening, remind them you care

Amidst a deluge of information and with more and more people being confined to their homes, it is not surprising that children are also...

COVID-19: UN ‘remains open for business’, determined to deliver for the people we serve, says UN chief

In an email to all UN staff as the weekend began, the Secretary-General António Guterres, emphasized that the Organization “remains open for business”, but “our work...

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