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COVID-19: Number of children living in household poverty to soar by up to 86 million by end of year
30/05/2020
(CPV) - The economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic could push up to 86 million more children into household poverty by the end of 2020, an increase of 15 per cent, according to a new analysis released on May 28th 2020 by Save the Children and UNICEF.
ADB approves USD100 million to support COVID-19 response in Bangladesh
11:29 04/05/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today approved a USD100 million loan to support the Government of Bangladesh in its efforts to address the immediate public health requirements of combatting the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Forbes in Israel hails Vietnam’s political, economic, diplomatic achievements
11:39 02/05/2020
Forbes magazine in Israel recently ran article entitled “Why should we think more about Vietnam?” that highlighted the country’s political, economic, and diplomatic achievements and its successful fight against COVID-19.
Thailand to take first step of restriction easing from May 3rd
11:29 02/05/2020
The Thai Government has decided to allow six types of businesses and activities to restart on May 3 as the first step to loosen lockdown restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the SARS-CoV-2.
EU mobilises 378 million USD to help ASEAN in COVID-19 fight
10:27 29/04/2020
The EU announced on April 27th that it is mobilising 350 million EUR (378 million USD) in an effort to help ASEAN members fight COVID-19.
UNICEF is scaling up delivery of health and hygiene supplies across Latin America and Caribbean
23:28 26/04/2020
(CPV) - UNICEF is stepping up donations of health and hygiene items for families and health workers in 12 Latin American and Caribbean countries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
More COVID-19 infections in Southeast Asia
13:55 25/04/2020
The Singaporean Ministry of Health on April 24th confirmed 897 more COVID-19 cases, taking the total count to 12,075, the highest among Southeast Asian countries.
US condemns China's recent actions in East Sea
13:25 25/04/2020
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on April 23rd criticised recent actions of China in the East Sea, including its announcement of the establishment of “Xisha district” (Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago) and “Nansha district” (Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago) within the so-called “Sansha city,” and China coast guard vessel's sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat.
UNDP: USD30 million rapid response facility launched for vulnerable countries
10:39 24/04/2020
(CPV) - Pre-existing conditions such as poverty, insecurity, weak governance and fragile infrastructure in low-and middle-income countries threaten to exacerbate the impact of COVID-19 if not immediately addressed. UNDP’s Rapid Response Facility aims to help expedite and facilitate this urgent support.
ADB sells USD4.5 billion 5-year global benchmark bond
15:14 23/04/2020
(CPV) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) returned to the US dollar bond market with the pricing of a USD4.5 billion 5-year global benchmark bond issue, proceeds of which will be part of ADB’s ordinary capital resources.