Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
Today, following consultations with the government and international partners, the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim and humanitarian partners are launching the Lebanon Emergency Appeal. The Appeal, requesting for US$350 million, is to address critical areas of humanitarian intervention to protect the lives of people in Lebanon who are most acutely at risk due to the COVID-19 outbreak and its immediate socio-economic impact.
The United Nations Development Programme and the Disaster Risk Management Unit at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in partnership with the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities, the Ministry of Public Health, the Lebanese Red Cross, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization, launched a three-pillar national campaign on Wednesday. The campaign aims to raise awareness among the Lebanese on the importance of closely following precautionary measures to avoid the rise of a second wave of the novel Coronavirus.
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“Count till 10 before sharing unverified news!” is the latest campaign launched by UNDP Lebanon and LBCI Lebanon to combat the spread of fake news.
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5.9 million

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10.3

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11.136

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