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DFID announces NGO awardees of £45M coronavirus funding

A U.K. government staffer watches as humanitarian aid is loaded aboard a ship. Photo by: MOD / DFID / CC BY
Photo Credit: MOD / DFID / CC BY

LONDON — The U.K.’s Department for International Development released details of coronavirus funding for NGOs on Friday, but the support falls short of what has been requested.

The groups will receive a total of almost £45 million ($55 million) from the U.K. government to help respond to the pandemic internationally — including £18 million through the Rapid Response Facility, or RRF, and more than £24 million through a hygiene program jointly funded with soap manufacturer Unilever.

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