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COVID-19 Could Present Protection Issues in Conflict Zones

The U.N. secretary-general said Wednesday that the safety of civilians in conflict zones had been further threatened by the coronavirus.“Civilians caught up in violence now face a new and deadly threat from COVID-19,” Antonio Guterres told a virtual meeting of the U.N. Security Council on the protection of civilians in conflict situations. “The pandemic is amplifying and exploiting the fragilities of our world. Conflict is one of the greatest causes of that fragility.”COVID-19 is the disease caused by the coronavirus. More than 5.6 million cases have been confirmed worldwide, with upwards of 350,000 deaths, according to figures from Johns Hopkins …read more

Source:: Voice of America


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