Pompeo: the US provides the most assistance to countries affected by the pandemic

The total amount of international donations from Americans is 6.5 billion dollars.

While fighting the coronavirus pandemic at home, the United States continues to provide significant assistance to its allies and partners. This fact is highlighted in a statement issued by Secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Wednesday by the state Department’s press service.

For more than half a century, the document States, the United States has been and remains the most significant participant and donor of international health security programs, saving lives around the world. The US has led the fight against Ebola, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and other infectious diseases, as well as providing humanitarian assistance around the world, including the current crises in Venezuela and Syria.

Today, the United States, Pompeo said in a statement, continues to demonstrate global leadership in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Washington allocated an additional $ 128 million for this purpose. The total amount of American state medical, humanitarian, and economic assistance to 120 countries has already reached more than 900 million dollars.

New funding for international programs, announced on Wednesday, May 6, amounts to $ 100 million, which will be used to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including among the most vulnerable segments of the population – refugees and migrants.

In total, American donations, including government contributions, as well as funds from business companies, non-profit organizations, charitable foundations, and individuals, reached about $ 6.5 billion, which is almost 60% of the total international aid allocated to the fight against COVID-19.

“The United States continues to welcome high-quality, transparent, selfless contributions from all global donors aimed at fighting the pandemic,” Secretary Pompeo said in a statement.