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COVID-19 emergency response - Africa Region situation report #1, 6 April, 2020

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  • World Vision is concerned about the impact that the COVID-19 health crisis could have on the children and communities we serve.
  • We urge the world to unite to focus on the most vulnerable children, especially refugees and displaced children, and those living in communities with low access or weak health systems.
  • World Vision is responding, and its Global Health Emergency Response to the most vulnerable people is centered on 17 countries, four of which are in Africa, through a multi-sectoral approach. Working in collaboration with local authorities, frontline health workers, academic institutions, faith leaders and communities, and local NGOs.

Response Plans & Priorities

  • Scale up preventive measures to stop the spread of disease.
  • Support health systems and workers.
  • Provide children and families multi-sector support during the COVID-19 crisis.

Impact on Programmes

  • Non-COVID-19 related regular programming across 26 World Vision operational countries in Africa are experiencing reduced/suspension of programmes of between 80-100%.