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8 COVID Patients Die in India Hospital Fire

  NEW DELHI – Eight COVID-19 patients died in India when a fire engulfed the critical care unit of a hospital in Ahmedabad city in the western Gujarat state early Thursday. The victims included five men and three women. About 35 other patients in the hospital were shifted to other facilities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]

1.2 Million More Americans Seek Jobless Benefits

WASHINGTON – Another 1.2 million unemployed U.S. workers filed for government jobless compensation last week, the government’s Labor Department reported Thursday, as the unabated coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the American economy. It was the 20th straight week that more than a million people sought government assistance as the virus unrelentingly attacks communities […]

Trump Orders Bans on 2 Chinese Apps, Citing Security Concerns

U.S. President Donald Trump Thursday ordered sweeping bans on two Chinese consumer apps. He ordered the bans prohibiting U.S. companies from doing business with ByteDance, the owner of the video-sharing app TikTok, and Tencent, the owner of the messenger app WeChat. The executive orders targeting the Chinese companies go into effect in 45 days. Whether […]

Guidelines for Caregiver-Led Education

Instructions to caregivers Due to COVID19, all learning facilities are closed until the end of the month. While the learning centers are closed, it is important that the students continue with learning using the education materials they have at home. Therefore, you as the caregivers can support your children in learning. General Caregiver Instructions: Practice […]

Education Sector in Cox’s Bazar – Multi-year Strategy

  Preamble Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, education is currently disrupted for 1.5 billion students worldwide, which includes Bangladeshi and Rohingya students in Cox’s Bazar. All of the almost 6,000 learning facilities in the Rohingya camps are closed until at least 9 April 2020, in alignment with the Government of Bangladesh’s (GoB) decision to […]

Myanmar Ayeyarwady, Bago (West) and Yangon Region: Imagery analysis: 2 August 2020 | Published 5 August 2020 | Version 1.0

This map illustrates satellite-detected surface waters over Ayeyarwady, Bago (West) and Yangon Region of Myanmar as observed from a Sentinel-1 image acquired on 2 Aug 2020 due to the current monsoon rains. Within the analyzed area of about 22,200 km2, a total of about 1,700 km2 of land appear to be flooded. Based on Worldpop […]

Asia and Pacific Region COVID-19 Situation Report No. 6

Regional Situation The pandemic continues to spread across the region. India, Iran, Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines continue to experience a steady increase in new cases. With over 1.8 million confirmed cases, India has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the region. Maldives continues to have the highest number of COVID-19 cases per million […]

Myanmar Villagers Flee Into China to Escape New Fighting

More than 100 villagers fled their homes in Myanmar’s northern Shan state into China as fighting broke out between ethnic Shan rebels and government forces, sources said Wednesday. A military spokesman said the clash, which wounded one civilian, began Tuesday when government troops seized three truckloads of illegally logged timber, though a spokesman for the […]