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Supporting Darfur’s rural communities through the COVID-19 pandemic

North Darfur, Sudan: COVID-19 has impacted lives around the world in many ways. For rural communities with limited health and other key infrastructure, the pandemic has exacerbated an already…  


Online platform allows people with disabilities to continue learning amid COVID-19 outbreak

As part of the national response to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the Kingdom of Morocco, the Ministry of Solidarity, Social Development, Equality and Family has launched, with the support of the…  


To prevent the spread of Covid-19 in penitentiaries, inmates manufacture protective masks

The General Delegation to the Penitentiary Administration and Reintegration (DGAPR) has launched a new initiative in 21 detention centers to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among prisoners and prison…  


Supporting COVID-19 Prevention through Soap Production

For most Yemenis, purchasing food is a daily struggle, much less purchasing basic hygiene needs like soap. This is causing many war-torn, rural communities to struggle to protect themselves from…  


Empowering Communities to Lead COVID-19 Fight

With about half of its health facilities defunct due to the protracted war, Yemen is expected to see one of the worst COVID-19 pandemic scenarios in the world. Already considered the world’s largest…  


UNDP Yemen establishes COVID-19 Rapid Response Facility to help manage the crisis

As part of UNDP’s COVID-19 response in Yemen, the office established a Rapid Response Facility (RRF) to help the government and authorities address the pandemic.  


UNDP Yemen Solar Project Cuts Cost of Energy by 65 Per Cent, Earns Prestigious Award

A United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Yemen project that works to help resolve these issues has been awarded the prestigious Ashden Award for Humanitarian Energy.  


Somalia’s emergency call centre boosts health response in the fight against COVID-19

If you feel sick or need advice on COVID-19 in Somalia, all you have to do is call 449 – the government’s toll-free hotline set up to offer fast, effective access to emergency health support.  


COVID-19 and the Environment: Impact and Response

There have been many speculations about the positive impacts of the pandemic on the environment.  


Keeping Sudan’s Government connected: Ensuring safe distance through tele-conferencing

COVID-19 is forcing new ways of working. UNDP has ensured Sudan’s key government offices can function remotely, effectively and securely as they manage the nation’s response to the crisis.  

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