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EPACHA Foundation's

Humanitarian / Environmental

and OTHER . . .

Emergency Announcements

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 EMERGENCY

ANNOUNCEMENT

UPDATE: April 1, 2020  

Must See Video

Courtesy, UN - WHOCDC

UPDATE: March 11, 2020  

WHO characterizes COVID-19 as a pandemic

January 30, 2020

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Courtesy, UN - WHO

Learn more / get latest UPDATES & INFO

on the following web page:

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Opening remarks of the Secretary-General's appeal for global ceasefire - 23 March 2020

. . . This is crucial . . . 

To help create corridors for life-saving aid. To open precious windows for diplomacy.  To bring hope to places among the most vulnerable to COVID-19.  

 

Let us take inspiration from coalitions and dialogue slowly taking shape among rival parties in some parts to enable joint approaches to COVID-19.  But we need much more. 

End the sickness of war and fight the disease that is ravaging our world. 

It starts by stopping the fighting everywhere. Now. 

That is what our human family needs, now more than ever.  

Learn more at:

HELPING HANDS:

UN donates 250,000 face masks to NYC health workers

29 March 2020

Courtesy, United Nations - UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

On behalf of the city, the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, was on hand to receive 250,000 face masks donated by

the UN on Saturday, destined for health workers in the metropolis that is home to the

Organization’s Headquarters

In a statement, Mr. Guterres said that the face masks stored in United Nations facilities, were part of UN stocks, deemed surplus to requirements.  The UN chief praised medical professionals in New York City who, he said, have been working “courageously, selflessly, and tirelessly in response to the spread of COVID-19 across the boroughs,” in a reference to the five boroughs into which the City is administratively divided (Manhattan, Queens, The Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island).

Text Courtesy, United Nations

Let's All Support Global Health Workers

During this Global Health Emergency!

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CORONA VIRUS: [COVID-19]

An Important Scientific Question?

In terms of our Solar System . . .

What does the word "corona" mean?

Visit EPACHA's Corona Virus [COVID-19] web page at:  https://www.epacha.org/corona-virus-covid-19

March 20, 2020

Must See Video

Video Courtesy, NATO - #NATO #WeAreNATO #Coronavirus

Courtesy, 

U.S. President Trump warns of

‘toughest week’ of pandemic yet

April 5, 2020

Must See Video - Click Below

Courtesy, https://www.usa.gov/ CDC

Learn more on the following web pages:

Corona Virus [COVID-19]

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Italian Prime Minister Giusseppe Conte 

" The future of Italy is in our hands."

Italian Prime Minister Giusseppe Conte.j

March  2020

'There will no longer be a red zone.  There will no

longer be a zone 1 or zone 2 on our peninsula.

There will be Italy:  a protected zone'.

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Last Updated:  April 6, 2020, 05:22 GMT

Italy

Corona Virus Cases:  128,948

Deaths:  15,887

Recovered:  21,815

Click below for

Confirmed Cases and Deaths by Country, Territory, or Conveyance

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The Voices of Global Leaders . . .

Around the World

" COVID-19:  This is a Global Crisis"

HIS MAJESTY KING ABDULLAH II:  NO TIME FOR GEOPOLITICAL TURF BATTLES

HIS MAJESTY KING ABDULLAH II OF THE HASH

Courtesy, The Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan - Washington, D.C.

31 March  2020

The following text excerpt is  an Op-ed by His Majesty King Abdullah II, and presidents Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany, Halimah Yacob of Singapore, Sahle-Work Zewde of Ethiopia and Lenín Moreno Garcés of Ecuador

"No time for geopolitical turf battles.  We need a global alliance to fight the pandemic . . . Our nations, societies and economies are slowing down, almost grinding to a halt in the face of a global, external threat that transcends borders, ethnicities, and creeds. Public life has come to a virtual standstill. But these unprecedented measures of social distancing will be hard to sustain over a long period of time. 

 

Nations are turning inward as they try to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, closing borders and imposing drastic executive measures in a retreat that risks leaving every country fending for itself. However, we can contain and counter COVID-19 more effectively by knocking down the barriers that hinder knowledge exchange and co-operation. 

Crises like these tend to bring out both the best and the worst in people. It is our responsibility as leaders to encourage the former and contain the latter. Our countries are at varying stages of the crisis but we all see and admire the strong spirit of solidarity and the many people who are passionately trying to save lives or keep indispensable services up and running. They give us hope and offer inspiration that our societies may not only weather this crisis but also grow stronger and more connected."

Read entire Op-ed on the following web page:

Queen Elizabeth II Addresses the U.K. in

the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 5, 2020

Must See Video

" . . . While we have faced challenges before, this

one is different. This time we join with all Nations across the globe in a common endeavour using the great advances of science and our distinctive compassion to heal.  We will succeed, and

that success will belong to every one

of us. . . For now, I send my thanks

and warmest good wishes to all."

President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa addresses Nation on COVID-19 measures

March 30, 2020

Must See Video

Courtesy, eNCA CDC

" . . . There is each of all of us, South Africans . . . and the residents of our country who are standing together as one in confronting this National health emergency.  Amongst us are the men and women who rise at dawn every day and labour through the night to keep this country going. 

 

I speak of the farm worker who is helping to keep us supplied with food.  I speak of the technician in the power station working shift after shift to keep the lights on.  I speak of the caregiver in the old-age home; the childcare home and the hospice who comes in every day to tend to the most vulnerable of our citizens. 

 

I speak about the taxi driver, the refuse collector, the bus driver, the supermarket cashier, the hospital cleaner, the petrol attendant and all those essential workers."

"You are our unsung Heroes, and . . .

WE SALUTE YOU!"

President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa

Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Wuhan for first time since start of Coronavirus outbreak

March 10, 2020

Must See Video

Courtesy, https://www.scmp.com/ -  CDC

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Wuhan – epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak – on March 10, 2020, as the number of new infections in mainland China continued its downward trend, with just 19 cases of Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, confirmed the day before. It’s the first time Xi has visited the stricken capital of Hubei province since the epidemic began.

Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe

says 2020 Tokyo Olympics

will be postponed to 2021

March 24, 2020

Must See Video

Courtesy, Global News CDC

" . . . I asked if it would be possible to consider postponing the Games for approximately a year.  I received an answer from

President Bach [9th President of the IOC that he 

agreed 100 percent.  We agreed that we would 

hold the Tokyo Olympics and 

Paralympics by the Summer of 2021.  We agreed

that we would stay in close contact so that we would

be able to hold the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

in its complete form so that it will be a sign that

(humanity) has overcome the new corona virus."

Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe

JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE AND THE TOKYO 2020 ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Learn more on the following web page:

TORNADO: TENNESSEE, USA

LIVES LOST: WIDESPREAD DEVASTATION

MARCH 2 - 3, 2020

HELP NEEDED NOW!

WAYS TO HELP:

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Learn more on the following web page:

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Desert Locust Situation Update

Widespread breeding in progress

in the Horn of Africa

January 17, 2020

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Courtesy, UN - FAO

Learn more / and get latest UPDATES on the following web page:

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TURKEY EARTHQUAKE:  6.8

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres was deeply saddened by the “loss of life and destruction of property” caused by a

6.8-magnitude earthquake that

rocked eastern Turkey on Friday night. 

January 24, 2020

Text  & Quote Courtesy, UN - Image / International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

“The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of Turkey”, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said in a statement issued on Saturday. “

He wishes those injured a speedy recovery”.

YOU CAN HELP:

WILDFIRES:  AUSTRALIA

The devastation continues into 2020.

January 8, 2020

Courtesy, CNN 

DELIBERATELY LIGHTING WILDFIRES 

IN ANY PLACE AROUND THE WORLD 

IS "CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR:" 

"CRIMES AGAINST OUR ENVIRONMENT!"

HELP IS YET NEEDED!

Courtesy, NBC News - January 6, 2020

WAYS TO HELP:

How to help the animals

affected by Australia’s wildfires 

Courtesy, USA TODAY - January 7, 2020

 Australia

Thanks You!

If you’ve missed the work of EPACHA in its Phase I duration, please be encouraged to click on the below web links.

Sincerest Thanks are Extended to http://archive.org/web/ for having made possible an archived viewing of

 

EPACHA Foundation’s entire volume of its Phase I web pages:

https://web.archive.org/web/20180321225044/http://www.epacha.org/Pages/Home_Page_BkUp3.aspx

Complete List of EPACHA - Phase I web pages:

https://web.archive.org/web/20180321224129/http://www.epacha.org/Pages/Site_Map_List_of_EPACHAs_Web_Pages.aspx

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