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Sweden to provide 38 million euros of assistance to poor countries affected by COVID-19

  • Sweden to provide 38 million euros of assistance to poor countries affected by COVID-19

Kyiv: The Swedish government has announced the allocation of 380 million kroons (about 38 million euros - FNI) to help the poor countries most affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

This is stated in a statement by the government office of May 25.

"Funds will be allocated from the regular budget for humanitarian assistance and will be divided between the UN Central Emergency Response Fund, the UN World Food Program and the World Health Organization," the statement said.

Summing up, the government also emphasized: the implementation of the UN global humanitarian plan requires about $ 6.7 billion.

“Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, many poor countries were on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe, and the current crisis could nullify all the efforts undertaken by the international community earlier to improve living standards in such countries,” the report said.

According to the WHO, the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus infection exceeded 5.2 million people worldwide and more than 330 thousand patients died.


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