Tag: COVID-19

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COVID pushes millions more children deeper into poverty, new study finds

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed an additional 150 million children into multidimensional poverty – deprived of education, health, housing, nutrition, sanitation or water – a…

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207 ground-breaking innovations and ventures awarded €60 million from EIT Crisis Response Initiative

As part of the EU’s efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology is proud to announce the EIT Crisis…

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Beat back ‘catastrophic effects’ of COVID-19 on refugee education, urges UNHCR

UNHCR report, Coming Together for Refugee Education, released on Thursday, predicts that unless the international community takes immediate and bold steps against the catastrophic effects…

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UNICEF to lead global procurement, supply of COVID vaccines

UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will be leading procurement and supply of COVID-19 vaccinations to ensure that all countries have safe, fast and equitable access to…

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Brussels signs first contract with AstraZeneca

The first pharmaceutical contract negotiated by the EU Commission on behalf of EU Member States entered into force Thursday following the formal signature between AstraZeneca…

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Germany puts most of Spain on Covid-19 quarantine list

Germany is declaring nearly all of Spain, including the tourist island of Mallorca, a coronavirus risk region following a spike in cases there, government sources…

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New guidance for protecting migrant workers during the coronavirus pandemic

As migrant workers continue to be on the front lines of the collective response to COVID-19, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and International Chamber…

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Europe swelters under a heatwave complicated by Covid-19 restrictions

Sun-seekers flocked to beaches over the weekend as parts of Western Europe sweltered in a heatwave, but authorities urged people to avoid crowded areas and…

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US lifts warning to citizens to avoid global travel due to Covid-19

The United States on Thursday lifted a warning to its citizens to avoid all foreign travel due to the coronavirus pandemic, pointing to improvements. The…

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Once a COVID-19 vaccine is found, what happens next?

Amid talk of vaccine nationalism, news of countries hoarding Covid-19 medication, and vaccine hesitancy, many fail to see the potential good news. Currently, there are…

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