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Protecting kids’ mental health during COVID-19, as important as physical fitness

It may seem obvious to an adult, but to a child it may not be so clear that they aren’t to blame if they get sick with COVID-19.

That’s one of the key messages that the World Health Organization - WHO - wants to convey as part of the UN campaign to promote good mental health during this incredibly stressful pandemic, full of unknowns.

Just ahead of the UN’s major update on mental health during the crisis, Daniel Johnson, spoke to Dr Fahmy Hanna, from the WHO’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Use. 

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News in Brief 13 May 2020

  • Global trade values fell by three per cent in the first quarter of 2020
  • People living longer, healthier lives but COVID-19 threatens progress: WHO
  • Tuberculosis prevention gains must be protected against pandemic
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Countering Hate Speech related to COVID-19: Global Appeal

António Guterres (United Nations Secretary-General) Global Appeal to Address and Counter COVID-19 Related Hate Speech 
  

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News in Brief 8 May 2020

  • Syria is a ticking time-bomb that must not be ignored, says UN human rights chief
  • Conflict and floods force tens of thousands to flee in Somalia, amid COVID-19 threat
  • Virus hunters continue search for animal link to COVID-19 infections in people
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News in Brief 7 May 2020

  • Poverty likely to rise by nearly 60% for workers in informal economy
  • UN launches $6.7 billion humanitarian appeal to stem COVID
  • World tourism likely to plummet by up to 80 per cent, warns UN agency
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Disabilities and COVID-19: Policy Brief

António Guterres (United Nations Secretary-General) at launch of Policy Brief on Persons with Disabilities and COVID-19
  

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News in Brief 6 May 2020

  • Thousands stranded in Andaman Sea blocked from port, agencies warn
  • Coronavirus measures expose human trafficking victims to more abuse
  • Action needed to halt ‘drive-through’ child abuse spawned by COVID-19 restrictions
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News in Brief 4 May 2020

  • None of us is safe until we all are, says UN chief at EU push to end COVID
  • Air bridge operation gets underway for ‘most fragile’ countries
  • Welcome for Sudan’s decision to ban female genital mutilation
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News in Brief 1 May 2020

  • Vaccine bottlenecks from COVID lockdown leave children’s lives at stake
  • Refugee agency helpline overwhelmed as COVID-19 impacts hit
  • IOM helps migrants caught up in truck tragedy, return home
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World Press Freedom Day

Journalists and media workers are crucial to helping us make informed decisions.

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