Burkina Faso real-time news

Coronavirus live news: Thai PM urges people to 'just stay home'; row in Poland over vaccine 'queue-jumping' (source — www.theguardian.com) 04/01/2021 15:49:07

Thailand dealing with biggest outbreak yet; Poland health ministry investigates claim several celebrities jumped queue to receive vaccines‘No question’ England will need tougher lockdown rules soonNew...

Revealed: The Countries That Won’t Get Enough Of The Covid Vaccine (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 09/12/2020 20:42:40

Sixty-seven of the world’s poorest countries will only be able to vaccinate a tenth of their population against Covid-19 in 2021 as rich countries hoard jabs, new research has revealed.Yet despi...

Revealed: The Places That Won’t Get Enough Of The Covid Vaccine (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 09/12/2020 20:42:40

Sixty-seven of the world’s poorest countries will only be able to vaccinate a tenth of their population against Covid-19 in 2021 as rich countries hoard jabs, new research has revealed.Yet despi...

Students in Burkina Faso fear extremists more than COVID-19 (source — www.independent.co.uk) 27/11/2020 12:59:14

Children returning to school in Burkina Faso’s volatile Sahel region have to practice safety drills to prepare for potential jihadist attacks that have ravaged the West African nation, killing more th...

UN issues $100m emergency funding and calls for global effort to avert famine (source — www.theguardian.com) 18/11/2020 15:28:27

Organisation says money pledged is ‘not enough’ and warns of potential for huge number of child deathsThe UN has earmarked $100m (£75m) in emergency funding for seven countries deemed at risk of famin...

West and central Africa's closed schools putting children at risk, Unicef warns (source — www.theguardian.com) 08/10/2020 11:38:10

Only seven out of 24 countries have reopened classrooms with Covid-safe measures, leaving millions unable to access educationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOnly one in thr...

Covid to displace more than a million across the Sahel, new tool predicts (source — www.theguardian.com) 11/08/2020 09:15:27

Software hailed as a ‘game-changer’ in providing early warning for humanitarian relief efforts as virus fuels conflictCoronavirus is predicted to push more than 1 million people from their homes acros...

‘I can't give in’: The Togolese nun caring for Aids patients amid Covid-19 (source — www.theguardian.com) 27/07/2020 10:30:47

NGO chief and Catholic sister Marie-Stella Kouak is no stranger to crisis, but fears a ‘catastrophic’ disruption of HIV/Aids drugsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDapaong is...

Perth dad's incredible survival story (source — www.9news.com.au) 09/05/2020 21:15:46

A father-of-four from Quinns Rocks recounts his horror ordeal with coronavirus – a nightmare which began just days into his mining swing in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

Perth dad's incredible COVID-19 survival story (source — www.9news.com.au) 09/05/2020 20:19:54

A father-of-four from Quinns Rocks recounts his horror ordeal with coronavirus – a nightmare which began just days into his mining swing in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

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