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COVID-19, Locust Swarms Worsen Food Security In East Africa; Vietnam Sees Uptick In Cases; Europe Braces For Virus Resurgence; Democracy Threatened In Latin America Amid Pandemic; U.S. Death Toll Passes 150K

AFRICA Reuters: Gambia VP tests positive for coronavirus, president self-isolating (Saine, 7/29). Xinhua: Roundup: COVID-19, desert locust exacerbate food insecurity in E. Africa: U.N. (7/29). ASIA AP: Asia Today: Masks mandatory as cases rise in Australia state (7/19). AP: U.N. urges SE Asia to build back better from COVID-19 crisis…

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Bloomberg: New Coronavirus Turns Out to Be Decades Old — in Bats (Wilson, 7/28). Devex: Watch: Habitat’s Jonathan Reckford on COVID-19 and global housing (Kumar, 7/29). Devex: USAID local contractors for women and children’s health (Wolf, 7/29). New York Times: Misleading Virus Video, Pushed by the Trumps, Spreads Online (Frenkel/Alba,…

South Africa Sees Coronavirus Surge; North Korea Reports 1st Suspected COVID-19 Case; Some European Nations Reinstate Restrictions; CDC Calls For U.S. Schools To Reopen

AFRICA Al Jazeera: Malaria deaths surge in Africa amid fight against COVID-19 (Adow, 7/26). AP: South Africa warns COVID-19 corruption puts ‘lives at risk’ (Magome, 7/26). AP: Pregnant women at risk of death in Kenya’s COVID-19 curfew (Adula, 7/25). The Guardian: ‘I can’t give in’: The Togolese nun caring for…

USAID Applauds U.N. Humanitarian Plan For Venezuela

USAID: The United States Applauds the Release of the United Nations’ 2020 Humanitarian Response Plan for Venezuela “Last week, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) released its 2020 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Venezuela. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) applauds this comprehensive new…

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Borgen Magazine: Aid Efforts to Support Healthcare in Venezuela (Wallace, 7/22). Devex: Does WASH need a global leader? (Root, 7/23). Devex: DFAT data insights: Funding COVID-19 (Cornish, 7/22). Devex: How mapping skills can drive progress on the SDGs (Cheney, 7/22). The Economist: The hunt for the origins of SARS-CoV-2 will…

Flu Cases Down In Southern Hemisphere Amid Pandemic; Madagascar Hospitals Overwhelmed With Coronavirus Patients While Yemen Sees Few Full Beds; U.S. Hospitalizations Close In On April Peak; Arab Nations Should Look To Resolve Conflicts, U.N. SG Says

AFRICA BBC News: Coronavirus: Madagascar hospitals ‘overwhelmed’ (7/22). Bloomberg: South Africa Secures $304 Million Virus Loan From AfDB (Naidoo, 7/22). Washington Post: Nigerian aid workers rushed to help people during the pandemic. They were executed on video (Paquette/Alfa, 7/22). Xinhua: Chinese embassy hands over medical supplies to Kenya to combat…

COVID-19 Challenges Access To Health Care In Asia, Latin America; Lebanon’s Hospitals Feel Strain Of Pandemic; Trump Endorses Masks, Says U.S. Coronavirus Outbreaks Will Get Worse

AFRICA Nature: Ebola prepared these countries for coronavirus — but now even they are floundering (Maxmen, 7/21). New Humanitarian: Coronavirus vaccine trials in South Africa no ‘magic bullet’ as cases soar (Oliver, 7/21). ASIA AP: Over 22% of people in Delhi have had virus, study indicates (Schmall/Ghosal, 7/21). Bloomberg: Singapore…