Two young girls at a refugee camp in Iraq (AN/E.U. DG ECHO)
March 30, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic threatens to disproportionately harm more than 70 million people who have been forcibly displaced by wars and violent crises.
A UNICEF aid worker carries a child at a shelter in Homs, Syria (AN/EPA/STR)
March 28, 2020
Human rights experts warily eyeing the first cases of coronavirus in Syria renewed long-ignored calls for an end to the war, this time in the name of health.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman speaks by video link at a G-20 summit on March 26, 2020 (AN/Bandar Algaloud)
March 26, 2020
Leaders of G-20 major economies promised to spend more than US$5 trillion to prop up the global economy and hasten recovery from the 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
The U.N. asked governments and private donors to provide US$2 billion to meet emergency health needs in the poorest countries coping with the pandemic.
"See you in Tokyo" at the Rio 2016 Summer Games closing ceremony (AN/Leandro Neumann Ciuffo)
March 24, 2020
In an unprecedented move, the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo will be postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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
The U.N. chief called for a global ceasefire to help vanquish the 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
Air pollution levels exceed recommended health limits in all but 10 mainly European countries, but most lowered carbon emissions and expanded forest cover.
An Iraqi army soldier training with an M198 155mm howitzer artillery piece (AN/Horace Murray)
March 15, 2020
Almost 5 million children in Syria have known nothing but war for nine years while another 1 million were born as refugees into a harsh life, UNICEF reported.
Travelers wearing protective masks at Zurich Airport on March 12, 2020 (AN/John Heilprin)
March 13, 2020
WHO and two international foundations launched a first-of-its-kind fund to help vulnerable populations and weak health systems cope with the pandemic.
Shipping containers at the Port of Vancouver by night (AN/Kyle Pearce)
March 11, 2020
World Trade Organization figures showed global services trade growth slowed at the end of 2019 and into 2020, as countries faced the coronavirus outbreak.