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Preparedness and vulnerability of African countries against importations of COVID-19: a modelling study

Background: The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic has spread from China to 25 countries. Local cycles of transmission have already occurred in 12 countries after case importation. In Africa, Egypt has so far confirmed one case. The management and control of COVID-19 importations heavily rely on a country's health capacity. Here we evaluate the preparedness and vulnerability of African countries against their risk of importation of COVID-19.

Prevention and Response to Acute Trafficking in People, Mental Health and Psychosocial Concerns in North-East Nigeria

Building on existing capacities and in response to the identified needs and vulnerabilities of the crisis-affected population in north-east Nigeria, IOM will aim to ensure the following outcomes (1) displaced populations benefit from improved mental health and psychosocial wellbeing; (2) at-risk sub-groups of the crisis-affected population and victims of trafficking benefit from improved access to trafficking in persons prevention and response services.

Protection and Reintegration of Nigerian Migrants Returned from Libya Under the Federal Government of Nigeria-Facilitated Chartered Flights

This project seeks to strengthen the capacity of state and non-state actors to provide sustainable reintegration support to selected states in Nigeria. The overall objective of the action is to improve access to sustainable reintegration support to Nigerian migrants returning from the Central Mediterranean route, through socio-economic reintegration services, as well as mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS). The project targets the 1,700 most vulnerable returnees of those recently returned from Libya to Nigeria by the Government of Nigeria through chartered flights.

Strengthening Provision of Rehabilitation Services for Former Boko Haram Associates in Gombe Transition Centre in North-East Nigeria

The proposed project will focus on capacity building and individual case management at the government-led transition centre in Gombe State, North-East Nigeria. Individuals participating in the rehabilitation programme commit to separate from the Boko Haram movement and ideology, get away from any kind of criminal activities, and return to the community and engage in exemplar civilian life. The 16-week programme focuses on spiritual and ideological counselling, de-radicalisation, psychosocial support, drug abuse prevention, sports, skills acquisition and vocational training.

Improving Protection and Living Conditions of Conflict-Affected Populations in North-East Nigeria

Through this project, IOM will contribute to ensuring an adequate humanitarian and recovery response to the needs of the internally displaced, host communities and returnees in North-Eastern Nigeria. In particular, IOM will seek to contribute to the improvement of protection and living conditions of displaced and conflict-affected populations in North-East Nigeria.

Improving Living Conditions and Protection of Conflict-Affected Populations in North-East Nigeria

Through this project IOM will contribute to the improvement of living conditions and protection of IDPs and affected populations in Nigeria's North East states. With the support of OFDA, IOM aims at achieving the following results: 1. Provision of mental health and psychological support to individuals affected by on-going conflicts. 2. Effective sector co-leadership in the areas of Shelter/Non-food Items (ES/NFI) and Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) 3. Continuation and extension of DTM assessments, biometric registration and emergency tracking activities 4.