UN launches $ 2 bln global appeal to support poorest countries amid pandemic

UN launches $ 2 bln global appeal to support poorest countries amid pandemic
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The United Nations has launched a $2-billion plan to help the world's most vulnerable countries respond to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and advert humanitarian catastrophes, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced on Wednesday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

“Today, we are launching a $2 billion global humanitarian response plan to fund the fight against COVID-19 in the world’s poorest countries,” Guterres said. “If such funding is diverted, the consequences could be catastrophic: the further spread of cholera, measles and meningitis; greater levels of child malnutrition; and a blow to the ability of these countries to combat the virus.”

On Tuesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on G20 leaders to cancel sanctions that prevent the delivery of medical aid amid the new coronavirus pandemic.

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