274 million dollars were allocated for emergency humanitarian and medical assistance.
The United States has sent about $ 274 million to the United Nations to provide emergency medical and humanitarian assistance to 64 countries around the world in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced this.
According to Pompeo’s statement, which was published by the State Department, the funds will be transferred to the most vulnerable developing countries in the face of the pandemic and will allow the UN High Commissioner for refugees to help some of the neediest groups in various regions of the world.
$ 100 million of the allocated funds will be used for emergency medical care, and another $ 110 million will be used for assistance provided in the event of natural disasters. 64 million dollars were transferred to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for refugees in the form of humanitarian assistance.
The United States continues to lead the way in providing humanitarian and health assistance to other countries. Since 2009, the United States has allocated more than $ 100 billion for humanitarian purposes around the world.
“The United States will continue to take action to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding is in addition to the ongoing funding that we already provide to international organizations such as the World Health Organization and UNICEF,” said Mike Pompeo.
The Secretary of State also recalled that on March 6, President Donald Trump signed the law on additional appropriations, which provides for additional assistance to foreign countries for $ 1.3 billion.