UN updates on Covid-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan
United Nations, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The UN emergency aid coordinator, Mark Lowcock, will offer this Thursday an update of the Covid-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan, which was disclosed in March.
At the time of its announcement, this project was presented as the main vehicle to raise funds for the most vulnerable populations in the most fragile countries.
Lowcock will be accompanied in his virtual meeting this Thursday by the High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi; the Executive Director of the World Food Program David Beasley; the Executive Director of Emergencies of the World Health Organization Mike Ryan; and Oxfam America President Abby Maxman.
The world counters an unprecedented threat, Guterres noted, the Covid-19 pandemic extends suffering, alters billions of lives and threatens the global economy.
In the face of this scenario, the UN Secretary General deemed that if nations do not act decisively now, 'I fear that the virus will establish a foothold in the most fragile countries, leaving the entire world vulnerable.'
The Covid-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan calls for 2 billion dollars for the most vulnerable populations, including refugees and internally displaced persons.
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