Tirana, April 2 – The United Nations Development Program in Albania and Telekom Albania- a telecommunication company operating in Albania, announced the launch of a partnership in support of the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. The partnership consists of a joint communication campaign: “Spread the Word, not the Virus”.
New York –The growing COVID-19 crisisthreatens to disproportionately hitdeveloping countries, not only as a health crisis in the short term but as a devastating social and economic crisis over the months and years to come.
WhatsApp today announced the launch of two initiatives in support of the global fight against the Coronavirus pandemic: the global launch of the WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, the World Health Organization and UNICEF, and a $1m donation to the Poynter Institute's International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN).
UN Country Team in Albania is following closely the situation of COVID-19 breakout and is working with health authorities through the World Health Organization (WHO) country office in Albania.
The Free Legal Aid (FLA) center was reopened at the Fier District Court so that all vulnerable communities including women and men, victims of violence, people with disabilities, LGBTI members and people in dire economic conditions can have better access to justice.
The international community has pledged more than a billion euros (US$ 1.25 billion) to help Albania recover from the devastating November 2019 earthquake in a conference organized by the European Union.

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