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There are an estimated 272 million international migrants around the globe, representing 3.5% of the world’s population (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs 2019, International Organization for Migration 2020). Of this number, 30 million are children (United Nations Children’s Fund 2018).
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the delay or cancellation of tens of thousands of non-emergent essential surgeries such as cleft repair, burn care, and hernia repair.
Following an outcry by the indigenous people of Ogoniland concerning the environmental pollution and degradation caused oil mining, the Federal Government of Nigeria agreed with UNEP to conduct an environmental impact assessment to determine the extent of damage and its effects on land, water, air, health, social wellbeing and livelihoods.
The actions taken to contain the COVID 19 pandemic have affected vulnerable groups, increasing urban poverty in multiple ways, including job loss, rise of commodity prices, loss of remittances, limited rationing of food and other basic goods, limited access to health care services, and disruption of education.
La enfermedad por coronavirus (COVID-19) es una enfermedad infecciosa causada por un coronavirus recién descubierto.
As the COVID 19 pandemic continues, medical waste is expected to surge in communities. Garbage contaminated with infectious materials has become a concern for hospitals as the COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the country with 67, 456 cases as of 19 July 2020 in Philippines.