More than 120 States received assistance from the State Department and USAID.
Since the beginning of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the United States has provided more than $ 775 million in emergency medical, humanitarian, and economic assistance to more than 120 States, as well as international and non-governmental organizations, to combat the spread of the coronavirus. This is stated in a statement published on Friday by the state Department.
The US remains the most extensive global donor assisting States around the world in an emergency, the document says.
These funds, allocated by the US Congress, save lives by improving public health education, protecting health facilities, and expanding the capabilities of laboratories and disease surveillance in more than 120 countries.
Nearly 200 million was allocated by the US Agency for international development (USAID) from the Global health emergency reserve Fund through infectious disease outbreak control programs and global health programs. Nearly $ 300 million in humanitarian aid was spent through the USAID international disaster assistance program. More than 150 million came from the economic support fund, and more than 130 million was spent on humanitarian assistance through the state Department’s migrant and refugee assistance program.
Besides, American private companies, nonprofits, and charities have raised nearly $ 6.5 billion in donations to fight the COVID-19 pandemic around the world.
Over the past ten years, the United States has allocated more than $ 100 billion for global health and nearly $ 70 billion for humanitarian aid to other countries, according to the state Department.
Thanks to the efforts of the state Department and USAID, assistance to fight the pandemic was received by, among others, Armenia ($1.7 million), Azerbaijan (more than $ 2.2 million), Belarus ($1.3 million), Georgia ($1.7 million), Moldova ($1.2 million), Ukraine ($14.5 million), Kazakhstan (over $ 1.6 million), Kyrgyzstan (about $ 900,000), Tajikistan ($866,000), Afghanistan (over $ 18 million) and Syria (more than $ 31 million).