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Al Jazeera 25 Mar 2020

UN launches virus aid plan, says 'all of humanity' at risk


The United Nations is appealing for $2bn to support humanitarian efforts worldwide to fight the pandemic.

In an exclusive interview with our Diplomatic Editor, James Bays, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says it is in everyone's interest to help the world's poorest nations, especially in areas of conflict.

The United Nations envoy for Yemen is warning of a marked increase in violence in the country after reports of hundreds of civilian casualties as a result of fighting between the Houthis and the Saudi-led coalition.

Martin Griffiths told the UN Security Council that normally quiet frontlines in several areas are now being attacked and women and children are suffering the most.

Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna reports from the United Nations in New York.
The union that represents nurses has warned that health workers' lives are being put at risk by of a lack of protective equipment.

Sky News' Special Correspondent Alex Crawford reports.
Up to 50 million jobs in the global travel and tourism sector are at risk because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council.
In Mexico, the Easter holiday is a critical time for many people's livelihoods.
Al Jazeera's John Holman travelled to the coastal town of Acapulco to show us how the income of many is in jeopardy.
The House will give final approval Friday to the $2.2 trillion economic rescue bill with robust backing from both parties, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, a vote that would cap Congress' tumultuous effort to rush a response to the coronavirus. (March 26)

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