The Security Council cannot do much about dealing with the coronavirus itself or addressing the economic consequences of the pandemic, said Richard Gowan, UN director for the International Crisis Group think-tank.
The virus has killed more than 80,000 people and has spread to 209 countries and territories. Here are the latest updates for April 7:
"The WHO really blew it," Trump said in a Twitter post, accusing the international organisation of giving unsound advice during the coronavirus outbreak.
According to diplomats, the UN Security Council will hold its first meeting over the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, after weeks of divisions among its five permanent members, diplomats said Monday.
Governments and support groups worry victims are unable to seek protection or flee to safety because of lockdowns imposed to battles the new coronavirus
The only way to counter the diminished writ of Somalia's central authority is to strengthen community action.
Some 30,000 people, including 200 world leaders, had been due to attend the 10-day conference for crucial talks to halt rising global temperatures.
The prospect of Covid-19 hitting Yemen is terrifying considering the already ongoing humanitarian catastrophes in the country.
Human civilisation will need to invent a new understanding of what it means to be human.
The number of confirmed novel coronavirus infections worldwide has surpassed 510,000, according to data released by Johns Hopkins University. Here's the latest for March 26:
The US trails far behind other countries that prioritise humanity over politics.
Swiss humanitarian relief expert Philippe Lazzarini replaces another Swiss national, Pierre Krahenbuhl, who was forced to resign in November 2019 amid accusations of mismanagement.
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