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The United Nations triples its demand for funds to help poor countries against the corona virus

The United Nations has asked for $ 6.7 billion to help fight the corona virus in developing countries. This is a drastic increase from the 2,000 million they needed in March in the early stages of a pandemic. Now there are more than 3.7 million cases worldwide.

The United Nations, which has raised $ 1 billion so far, expects the poorest countries to reach health summits in three to six months, despite warning that side effects such as loss of income are already visible. the destruction of employment, the reduction in supply, the increase in prices or the interruption of vaccination programs.

The UN plan aims to reach around 60 countries around the world that, according to Deputy Secretary for Humanitarian Mark Lowcock, will have “the most devastating and destabilizing effects” of the pandemic when it comes to scenarios, that already have serious defects, from medical to economic.

The United Nations triples its demand for funds to help poor countries against the corona virus
The United Nations triples its demand for funds to help poor countries against the corona virus

“If we do not act now, we should prepare for a significant increase in conflict, hunger and poverty,” warned Lowcock of the effects of uncertainty that could “last for many years.” Inaction, he emphasized, would be “more painful and much more expensive” in the long run.

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