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Royal Group Charity pledges $33 million for Coronavirus Deadly Outbreak ( COVID-19 )

Royal Group Charity Foundation responding to coronavirus

Royal Group Charity Foundation, Founder and Trustee His Highness Prince Khalid Al-Sabah announced yesterday that Royal Group Charity is following the updates on the new coronavirus epidemic which has resulted in daily deaths all over the world.

From Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Africa, a steady stream of new cases fueled fears that the new coronavirus epidemic may be turning into a global pandemic, with some health officials saying it may be inevitable.

As the coronavirus continues to multiply and spread around the world, Royal Group Charity Foundation pledged to spend $33 million to boost efforts to address the outbreak.

The funds will help strengthen safe shelter, hygiene food safety, and family assistance.
The funds will support the development of prevention systems in Africa Middle East and Asia.

The funds will be distributed to local partners that Royal Group Charity Foundation works closely with who follow the safety guidelines of the World Health Organization.

Royal Group Charity Foundation’s main focus has mostly been on fighting poverty. We have always maintained a firm determination  to fight poverty as a determined philanthropist in the world.

The funds will help strengthen prevention measures being implemented in countries with at-risk populations by working with Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Our commitment to Africa is part of an effort to help the less fortunate in the global response to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Another $5 million has been committed to help secure food and shelter for those without means to survive the epidemic.

Among African Union member states, the efforts should be supported by the African field epidemiology network (AFENET), in collaboration with the Africa centers for disease control and prevention. AFENET is a nonprofit alliance of field epidemiology and laboratory training programs that operates across the African continent.

Multilateral organizations, governments, private sector, and philanthropies must all work together to slow the pace of the outbreak by helping countries protect their most vulnerable citizens, and accelerate the development of the tools to bring this epidemic under control.

According to Royal Group Charity press report release, all private and public hospitals, and health facilities must report any suspected case to the local authorities by following the guidelines of the World Health Organization. Royal Group Charity Foundation has advised people to avoid unnecessary travel to the cities where the new coronavirus has spread and avoid close contact with the persons who show any of the related symptoms.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.  

According to the World Health Organization  ( WHO ) Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.  Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans. 

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. 

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

W.H.O. raises its risk assessment to the highest level.

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The two main centers of UN activity in Africa are Nairobi, Kenya and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  There are also, in Africa, many regional and country offices of UN system entities, UN political offices, and nine UN peacekeeping missions.

On September 25, world leaders will come together at the United Nations to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals, a concrete action plan for people and the planet. It’s our shared global to-do list for ending extreme poverty, fighting injustice and inequality, and fixing climate change — all by 2030.

UN System Offices in Africa

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

UNDP has country offices in Africa.  Its Regional Bureau for Africa (RBA) has a Regional Service Centre based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

UNCDF has country programmes in Africa.

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF has regional offices in Nairobi, Kenya and Dakar, Senegal.  It also has country offices in West and Central Africa,
offices in the Middle East and North Africa region and offices in  Eastern and Southern Africa.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

UNFPA has a regional office in Johannesburg, South Africa, and a liaison office in Addis Ababa,  It has country offices in East and Southern Africa, and country offices in West and Central Africa.

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) works in four regions in Africa:  Central Africa and the Great Lakes, East and Horn of Africa, Southern Africa, and West Africa.

World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO has country offices in Africa.

Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

UNAIDS works in  East and Southern Africa and West and Central Africa.  It has a representative to the African Union and Economic Commission for Africa.

International Labour Organization (ILO)

The ILO gives support to the Africa Region through its Decent Work Country Teams and Country Offices.

UN Women

UN Women has regional and country offices in Africa.

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

UNIDO has regional offices in Africa.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

UNESCO has offices in Africa.

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

OHCHR has offices in Africa, including four regional office/centres.

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

OCHA, part of the UN Secretariat, has regional and country offices in Africa.

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

UNODC has regional offices for Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, and West and Central Africa and Middle East and North Africa.

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

The UNOPS Africa Regional Office is located in Copenhagen, Denmark along with its headquarters.  There are country offices in Côte d’Ivoire​Democratic Republic of Congo, ​Ethiopia​, ​​Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, ​​​Senegal, South SudanSudan and Tunisia.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

FAO has a regional office for Africa in Accra, Ghana, and subregional offices and country offices in Africa.

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

IFAD has offices in Africa.

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

The IAEA works in Africa through its Division for Africa.

World Bank

The World Bank has country offices in Africa.

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

The IMF has Resident Representative offices in Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia,Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan,Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zambia.

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

ICAO has offices for Eastern and Southern Africa and Western and Central Africa.

International Maritime Organization (IMO)

The IMO has regional presence offices located in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), Accra (Ghana) and Nairobi (Kenya).

International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

The ITU Regional Office for Africa provides assistance to the Member States of the Region

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

The WIPO Regional Bureau for Africa is responsible for the coordination and development of technical assistance to Africa.

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

UN-Habitat, the United Nations programme for human settlements is working with African governments to take early action to position themselves for predominantly urban populations.