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.
New York – The growing COVID-19 crisis threatens to disproportionately hit developing countries, not only as a health crisis in the short term but as a devastating social and economic crisis over the months and years to come.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today launched a $2 billion global humanitarian response plan to fight COVID-19 in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries. This response plan is intended to protect millions of people and stop the virus from circling back around the globe.
Check out our work in Lebanon and how we contribute in development through working on the main focus areas: Social and Local development, Democratic Governance, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Energy and Environment & Response to the Syrian Crisis.
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.
UNDP Lebanon wishes to clarify that the estimates recently circulated on social media regarding the impact of the Syrian crisis on the Lebanese economy do not represent the official view of the organization.

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