As countries around the world struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic, aid groups warn that without measures millions could die in low-income countries and war zones.
A joint effort will be required to overcome the potential spread of the pandemic on the African continent.
The US trails far behind other countries that prioritise humanity over politics.
More than 18,500 people have died from Covid-19 globally, according to the Johns Hopkins pandemic tracker.
Governments across the region have shuttered schools forcing pupils to stay away in a bid to combat the virus, but at the risk of deepening an already worrying educational divide.
The global pandemic has led to a shift in international relations away from globalism.
Long-running wars and conflicts in Yemen, Libya, Syria, Gaza and elsewhere have wrecked potential defences against coronavirus outbreaks, leaving millions vulnerable.
World leaders, who have pledged to end FGM by 2030, are "seriously off track", rights group Equality Now said, as it called for global efforts to end the practice to be broadened to more countries.
As one measure to contain the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed over 900 Iranians, the government decided to free thousands of prisoners temporarily, including political ones.
The pandemic provides a chance for the US to reassess its financial warfare against Iran and generate some goodwill.
Supporters of the revolution against the Assad regime take stock of the toll the war has taken nine years after it started.
The years-long conflict coupled with the Saudi-led economic blockade has fuelled famine and disease, affecting children the most.
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