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COVID-19 in Africa — global solidarity critical to avert economic, humanitarian crisis

21 May 2020

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The making of a perfect storm


WFP food distribution in Kaya, Burkina Faso — 30 March 2020 (WFP/Mahamady Ouedraogo)

The global community is racing to slow down and eventually halt the spread of coronavirus. In Africa, the virus has spread to dozens of countries and more than 2,500 people have died. Governments and health authorities across the continent are striving to limit widespread infections.

In recent prediction modelling, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned of the likelihood of a more prolonged outbreak in Africa. This would overwhelm medical capacity.

Read the full story on Medium by United Nations OCHA (@UNOCHA)