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Food crisis likely to worsen in the Middle East and North Africa as COVID-19 continues

Food crisis likely to worsen in the Middle East and North Africa as COVID-19 continues

 From the Regional Directors of UNICEF, FAO, WFP and WHO[1] For the full brief on nutrition in the region, please click hereLink to the multimedia product....more
UNRWA Launches New Coronavirus US$ 93.4 Million Emergency Appeal  for Palestine Refugees

UNRWA Launches New Coronavirus US$ 93.4 Million Emergency Appeal for Palestine Refugees

 The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is urgently seeking US$ 93.4 million for its response to COVID-19 in the areas ....more
Statement by WHO Regional Director Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari on COVID-19

Statement by WHO Regional Director Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari on COVID-19

In just one week, the number of COVID-19 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region has almost doubled, from 32,442 cases on 26 March to 58,168 cases on 2 April. New cases have been repor....more
THE SECRETARY-GENERAL'S MESSAGE ON THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19)

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL'S MESSAGE ON THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19)

 Dear friends, The upheaval caused by the coronavirus – COVID 19 -- is all around us. And I know many are anxious, worried and confused.&nbs....more
IFAD opens regional office in Egypt, providing rural development support to seven countries in the region

IFAD opens regional office in Egypt, providing rural development support to seven countries in the region

Cairo, 7 October 2019 – The United Nations' International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) opened a regional office in Cairo today that will serve as a strategic rural deve....more
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