Two young girls at a refugee camp in Iraq (AN/E.U. DG ECHO)
March 30, 2020
(AN) — The global coronavirus pandemic threatens to disproportionately harm more than 70 million people worldwide who have been forcibly displaced by wars and violent crises, Refugees International said on Monday.
A UNICEF aid worker carries a child at a shelter in Homs, Syria (AN/EPA/STR)
March 28, 2020
(AN) — Human rights experts warily eyeing the first cases of coronavirus in Syria renewed their long-ignored calls for an end to the war on Saturday, this time in the name of taking urgent health measures to avert further catastrophe.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman speaks by video link at a G-20 summit on March 26, 2020 (AN/Bandar Algaloud)
March 26, 2020
(AN) — Leaders of the G-20 major economies met by video conference and promised to spend more than US$5 trillion on Thursday in an effort to prop up the global economy and hasten people’s recovery from the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.
Volunteers set up a COVID-19 pre-triage tent by Italy's Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital (AN/Italian Civil Protection Department)
March 25, 2020
(AN) — The United Nations appealed to governments and private donors on Wednesday to provide US$2 billion for a global plan to meet emergency health needs in the world’s poorest countries coping with the global COVID-19 pandemic.
"See you in Tokyo" at the Rio 2016 Summer Games closing ceremony (AN/Leandro Neumann Ciuffo)
March 24, 2020
(AN) — In an unprecedented move, the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo will be postponed until 2021 due to the global coronavirus pandemic, the International Olympic Committee and Japan announced on Tuesday.
U.S. soldiers check motorists at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site in New York on March 18, 2020 (AN/Sean Madden)
March 23, 2020
(AN) — U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres called for a global ceasefire on Monday to help vanquish the COVID-19 pandemic, imploring warring parties to disarm and fight the virus as a “common enemy.”
Untersberg Mountain above the village of Grödig near Salzburg, Austria (AN/Giuseppe Milo)
March 17, 2020
(AN) — Air pollution levels exceed recommended health limits in all but 10 mainly European countries, but most lowered carbon emissions and expanded forest cover in recent years, a U.N. regional commission reported on Tuesday.
An Iraqi army soldier training with an M198 155mm howitzer artillery piece (AN/Horace Murray)
March 15, 2020
(AN) — Almost 5 million children in Syria have known nothing but war while another 1 million were born as refugees into a harsh life, UNICEF reported on Sunday to mark the atrocious conflict since early 2011 starting its 10 year.
Travelers wearing protective masks at Zurich Airport on March 12, 2020 (AN/John Heilprin)
March 13, 2020
(AN) — The World Health Organization and two international foundations launched a first-of-its-kind fund on Friday to help nations with vulnerable populations and weak health systems cope with the global coronavirus pandemic.
Shipping containers at the Port of Vancouver by night (AN/Kyle Pearce)
March 11, 2020
(AN) — World Trade Organization figures on Wednesday showed global services trade growth was slowing at the end of 2019 and into 2020, as countries began taking steps to try to slow the spread of the global coronavirus outbreak.