Heated Topics of the Week- Covid-19, How the international organizations help Syrian children?

Glance at COVID-19

Globally, as of 10:21am CEST, 26 July 2020, there have been 15,745,102 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 639,317 deaths.

On Thursday, the head of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that there was still “intense transmission in a relatively small group of countries.” He pointed out that almost half of all cases reported so far were from just three countries: the US, Brazil and India.

Latin America is now the epicentre of the pandemic. Brazil is the worst-hit in the region so far, with more than 85,000 deaths. Colombia, which has seen almost 8,000 deaths, extended its nationwide lockdown after infections accelerated in several cities.

In Asia, India surpassed one million cases in mid-July and several states re-imposed partial lockdowns just weeks after a two-month nationwide lockdown was ended.

South Africa and Egypt have seen the largest outbreaks so far in Africa. But testing rates are reported to be extremely low in some parts of the continent, which could be distorting official estimates of how far the virus has spread.

How the international organizations help Syrian children?

As the conflict in Syria enters its tenth year, half of the country’s children – 4 million children—have only ever known war. Millions of Syrian children require some form of humanitarian assistance.

Fortunately, UNICEF and partners are on the ground in Syria and across the region working to protect children, to help them cope with the impact of conflict and to resume their childhoods. This includes improving access to education and psychosocial support services to help children and caregivers to recover from trauma and to restore a sense of normalcy, as well as delivering critical humanitarian assistance in hard-to-reach areas.

Last year, UNICEF and partners worked a lot on this issue. They:

Sources: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-51235105

https://www.unicef.org/emergencies/syrian-crisis#what-unicef-is-doing

Written by Honghong

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