UNFPA COVID-19 Newsletter for the period between March to June 2020

UN in South Africa launches 2.5bn appeal in response to the COVID19 pandemic.


Covid-19: R2.5 billion UN emergency appeal launched in SA



UN-SA appealing for funds: Radio 702 https://omny.fm/shows/afternoon-drive-702/un-sa-appealing-for-funds

UN SA launches emergency appeal to help soften COVID-19 blow on the poor, 1 May 2020, 8:58 PM | SABC

UN SA launches emergency appeal to help soften COVID-19 blow on the poor



UN head in SA calls for faster implementation of SDGs

By Shannon Ebrahim, Group Foreign Editor, Apr 13, 2020 –– The Head of the UN in South Africa has called the South African government’s approach to curbing the spread of Covid-19 impressive, saying the government should be congratulated.


IOM: Impact of COVID-19 on Mobility: The current outbreak of COVID-19 has affected global mobility in the form of travel disruptions, restrictions and blockages. To better understand how COVID-19 affects global mobility, IOM has been mapping its impact on human mobility, at the global, regional and country levels. See more: https://migration.iom.int/

IOM Steps Up Response to Migrants Stranded in Niger Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown, assisting 2,115 stranded migrants across the country.

UNICEF – Voices of Youth: Combatting social isolation through photography and community

UNICEF – Gender equality during COVID-19: 5 ideas for action

UNICEF – How to protect your family’s mental health in the face of COVID-19 (with adolescent psychology expert, Dr. Lisa Damour)

ILO – New guidelines to help employers support families during COVID-19 https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_740217/lang–en/index.htm

UNCTAD – COVID-19 requires gender-equal responses to save economies https://unctad.org/en/pages/newsdetails.aspx?OriginalVersionID=2319

OHCHR – States must immediately step-up their measures to protect the 40 million internally displaced people worldwide from the COVID-19 threat, a UN expert said. https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx? NewsID=25763&LangID=E

UNODC – *HIV and hepatitis B, C prevention, treatment, care and support for people who use drugs in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic – https://trello.com/c/f4E6UUy0

COVID-19 prevention and control measures in prisons – https://trello.com/c/mphfZbTn

*Cybercrime and misinformation including a video about cybercrime – https://trello.com/c/VG3OEiB7


A joint call for solidarity, compassion and unity by Miguel Moratinos, the High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and Adama Dieng, the Special Advisor for the Prevention of Genocide