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UN makes $10.3 billion appeal to fight coronavirus pandemic

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

17th Jul, 2020. 10:37 am
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UN makes $10.3 billion appeal to fight coronavirus pandemic

 The United Nations is making an appeal to collect $10.3 billion (£8.2 billion) to support fight the coronavirus pandemic.

The UN says starvation can affect up to 256 million people by the end of the year due to the consequences of coronavirus.

It is the UN’s largest fund-raising call. The organization initially requested $2 billion in March. It warned that failure to act could affect decades of development.

This revised appeal is a record. However, the UN says wealthy countries have neglected the financial rule book to protect their own economies, they must do now the same to poorer countries.

Several migrant workers are not incapable of sending money home, vaccination programs for childhood diseases are stopped. Countries already bearing years of conflict are not efficient enough to handle Covid-19.

In Yemen, a quarter of all those confirmed to have had the virus have died from it, five times the global average.

Fourteen charities – including Oxfam, Christian Aid, Islamic Relief, and the British Red Cross – will join together to ask the British public to donate.

On the other hand, China has become the first country in the world to record an unexpected 3.2 per cent economic growth in the current quarter.

It is to be noted that after the end of the lockdown in China, business activities have been allowed to resume, however, the SOPs specified by the government in this regard are being implemented.

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