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Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Affected Countries
Afghanistan Albania Argentina Chile China Costa Rica Cuba Democratic People's Republic of Korea Ecuador Egypt Germany Iceland India Italy 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.

Post Opportunities

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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Or you can support the following specific fund raising campaigns:
 

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 and Updates

Generazione Ponte Association organizing food parcel distribution -©F. Malavolta/IOM 2020
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Enhancing COVID-19 response through the engagement of migrant associations in Italy

   
Roberto Gil CANCEL COMAS

iDiaspora: Accelerating Diaspora’s Global Engagement in the Post-Pandemic Era

The iDiaspora Platform was officially launched on 8 October 2018 during the
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2nd Global Nepali Health Conference

Over 8 million Nepali are outside of Nepal and the majority of them are migrant workers and have found themselves affected one way or other by the current pandemic. The Health Committee of Non-Resident Nepali Association is organizing 2nd Global Nepali Health Conference during Sept 18-20, 2020. The aim of the conference is to bring together individuals, organizations, government(s) and…
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Impact on Points of Entry BI-WEEKLY ANALYSIS 15 July 2020

The current COVID-19 pandemic has affected global mobility both in terms of international mobility restrictions and restrictive measures on internal movement. To better understand how COVID-19 affects global mobility, IOM has developed a global mobility database to gather, map and track data on these restrictive measures impacting movement. This report provides a global perspective of the COVID-…
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Impact On Key Locations Of Internal Mobility Weekly Analysis 15 July 2020

The current COVID-19 pandemic has affected global mobility both in terms of international mobility restrictions and restrictive measures on internal movement. To better understand how COVID-19 affects global mobility, IOM has developed a global mobility database to gather, map and track data on these restrictive measures impacting movement. This report provides a global perspective of the COVID-…
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COVID-19 Impact On IDPs 2 - 16 July

This situation report reflects the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on IDPs from 02 - 16 July 2020.
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Global Mobility Restriction Overview 16 July 2020

This update includes an overview, key highlights on restrictions and exceptions.
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COVID-19 Global Situation Report 24: 11 June - 17 July 2020

As of 17 July, about 13.4 million confirmed cases and over 580,000 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.
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COVID-19 Global Situation Report 22: 27 June - 3 July 2020

As of 3 July, over 10.5 million confirmed cases and about 513,000 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.
Roberto Gil CANCEL COMAS

Global Diaspora Coalition: Message of Solidarity with Victims of COVID-19 Related Xenophobia, Discrimination

(versión en español abajo) (version française ci-dessous) Leaders of diaspora and community organizations from around the world are coming together today to send a clear, unified message of solidarity with those facing xenophobia, discrimination and even violence due to COVID-19. 
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