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Coronavirus emergency aid funding: Funding flows for COVID-19 preparedness and response.

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In poor countries, war zones, and fragile states, the human and economic costs of COVID-19 could be overwhelming, killing or sickening thousands, and plunging millions into life-threatening poverty. What international aid money might be needed, and how much is out there?

A review by The New Humanitarian has found emergency COVID-19 funding appeals totalling $5 billion from aid groups. Short-term commitments recorded by the UN stand at about $1 billion, and its agencies are crying out for immediate funding for basic logistics.

Read the review on The New Humanitarian

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