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Affected countries: 
Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, Iceland, India, Italy, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Spain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America

On 31 December 2019, a cluster of pneumonia of unknown etiology was reported in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of the People’s Republic of China. On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergency Committee declared the illness known as Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, and on 11 March declared it a pandemic.

For the latest information regarding the spread of the pandemic and the relevant public health advice please see here: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Up to date information on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on mobility can be found here: https://migration.iom.int/​​

Opportunities/Vacancies:

It is natural that when disaster strikes many of us want to drop everything and do everything we can to help. However, the humanitarian responders have specific needs in terms of skills, knowledge, experience, and expertise. Below are some specific opportunities to support the work on the ground based on the needs of the humanitarian actors responding to the emergency.

Support to the Response Efforts on the Ground

Not all of us have the opportunity to drop everything and leave our day to day lives to support response efforts in person but we can still help our communities affected by the pandemic by supporting first responders working to save lives and safeguard health. IOM is on the ground, providing critical assistance, but more support is needed.

To support IOM's response globally you donate below:

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URGENT APPEAL FOR COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA

With the spread of COVID-19, thousands of Zimbabweans in South Africa are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. Limited access to healthcare, reduced mobility and loss of income and livelihoods makes them even more vulnerable to the virus.

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News & Updates

COVID-19 Global Situation Report 15: 9 - 15 May 2020

COVID-19 Global Situation Report 15: 9 - 15 May 2020

As of 15 May, over 4.2 million confirmed cases and over 294,000 deaths have been reported globally since the outbreak began. Confirmed cases have been reported in more than 200 countries/territories/areas, with new cases and countries reporting daily.
Global Mobility Restriction Overview 11 May 2020

Global Mobility Restriction Overview 11 May 2020

This update includes an overview, key highlights on restrictions and exceptions. The current outbreak of COVID-19 has affected global mobility in the form of various travel disruptions and restrictions. Data collected includes:
Global Mobility Restriction Overview 7 May 2020

Global Mobility Restriction Overview 7 May 2020

The current outbreak of COVID-19 has affected global mobility in the form of various travel disruptions and restrictions. To better understand how COVID-19 affects global mobility, DTM has developed a COVID-19 database mapping the different restrictions to provide a global overview.
COVID-19 Global Situation Report 14:  2 - 8 May 2020

COVID-19 Global Situation Report 14: 2 - 8 May 2020

  As of 8 May, over 3.7 million confirmed cases and almost 260,000 deaths have been reported globally since the outbreak began. Confirmed cases have been reported in more than 200 countries/territories/ areas, with new cases and countries reporting daily.
Global Mobility Restriction Overview 30.04.2020

Global Mobility Restriction Overview 30 April 2020

The current outbreak of COVID-19 has affected global mobility in the form of various travel disruptions and restrictions. To better understand how COVID-19 affects global mobility, DTM has developed a COVID-19 database mapping the different restrictions to provide a global overview.
COVID-19 Global Situation Report 13:  29 April - 1 May 2020

COVID-19 Global Situation Report 13: 29 April - 1 May 2020

Since the initial reporting of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on 31 December 2019,  as of 1 May, over 3.1 million confirmed cases and more than 220,000 deaths have been reported globally. Confirmed cases have been reported in more than 200 countries/territories/areas.
COVID-19 Global Situation Report 11:  21 - 24 April

COVID-19 Global Situation Report 11: 21 - 24 April

As of 24 April, more than 2.5 million confirmed cases and over 178,000 deaths have been reported globally since the outbreak began. Confirmed cases have been reported in more than 200 countries/territories/areas, with new cases and countries reporting daily.
COVID-19 Global Situation Report 10:  17 - 21 April 2020

COVID-19 Global Situation Report 10: 17 - 21 April 2020

As of 21 April, more than 2.3 million confirmed cases and over 160,000 deaths have been reported globally since the outbreak began. Confirmed cases have been reported in more than 200  countries/territories/areas, with new cases and countries reporting daily.

First Global Diaspora Virtual Exchange on Response ​to COVID-19 on 22 April 2020

On 22 April 2020 the first of its kind Global Diaspora Virtual Exchange on Response to COVID-19 took place bringing together diaspora groups and individuals from around the globe.
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