UN Chief on the release of the updated COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan

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Opening remarks by AntΓ³nio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the release of the updated COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan [delivered as video message].

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in a recorded message, said, β€œwe need 6.7 billion US dollars to protect millions of people and help stop the virus from circling back around the globe. Humanitarian aid is not just a moral imperative, it is a practical necessity to combat the virus. If COVID-19 wreaks havoc in the poorest classes, we are all at risk.”

The $6.7 billion Global Humanitarian Response Plan calls for swift and determined action to stave off the most debilitating effects of the pandemic in 63 low and middle-income countries. While most of these nations have low COVID-19 caseloads, their surveillance, laboratory testing and health systems are weak, according to WHO.

The initial plan has netted $1 billion which has been used to install handwashing facilities in refugee camps and other vulnerable places, and to provide countries with medical supplies such as gloves, surgical masks, N95 respirators and testing kits.

New transport hubs for delivering supplies by air have also been established, while nearly two million people worldwide, including health workers, have been trained in virus identification via an online portal run by WHO.

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  1. Good morning sir please help me and my family please we don't have money to buy food please help us please and my mother is sick she need money for the treatment please help me may alimaty God bless UN

  2. Mount Everest internationally recognised by Nepal.but China occupying Mount Everest.china problem with Indian border Sikkim,China occupied Kashmir,China occupied Arunachala Pradesh…,

  3. UN IS CORRUPT ORGANISATION!!!!!!. THEY ARE TAKING BRIBES FROM THE DICTATORS. FOR INSTANCE IN TURKMENISTAN THE BLOODY DICTATOR HAS BEEN KILLING HIS PEOPLE (ACTIVISTS)FOR YEARS. THERE'S NO HUMAN RIGHTS HERE .RECENT HURRICANE HAS BEEN WIPED OUT A DOZENS OF CITIES,VILLAGES. MANY PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES. THE DICTATOR IS HIDING THE FACTS.YET UN IS INACTIVE. UN IS COMPLETELY USELESS!!!!

  4. UN IS CORRUPT ORGANISATION '' IT ONLY SERVES FOR DICTATORS. FOR INSTANCE. IN TURKMENISTAN THE BLOODY DICTATOR HAS BEEN KILLING ACTIVISTS. RECENT HURRICANE. HAS VIPED OUT A DOZENS OF CITIES. VILLAGES 'MANY PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES. THE BLOODY DICTATOR IS HIDING THE FACTS.

  5. Turkey is the country where most humanitarian aid every year. The Ottomans ruled the world for 600 years, not at gunpoint, but by addressing the hearts of people. If the pressure like Ottoman Europe was massacre and colonial, today the world spoke Turkish, not English and French.

    Turkey became the most-spending country in the world in global humanitarian assistance for two years in a row in 2017 and 2018, an independent international development organization announced.

    The country spent $8.4 billion in humanitarian assistance in 2018, while its aid expenses were $8.1 billion in 2017, according to the Development Initiative's (DI) Global Humanitarian Assistance Report, released on Monday.

    In 2018, some 29% of all international humanitarian aid — $28.9 billion — came from Turkey, the report showed.

    Assistance provided by other countries dropped on an annual basis in 2018, including the U.S. (from $6.68 billion to $6.65 billion), Germany (from $2.98 billion to $2.96 billion) and the U.K. (from $2.52 billion to $2.19 billion).

    Turkey's humanitarian aid expenditures were nearly 1.1% of its GDP in 2018, up from 1% in 2017.

    The U.S. provided 0.032% of its GDP, Germany 0.074% and the U.K. 0.077%.

    Turkey had been ranked third in the DI report in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and second in 2016.

    It also hosts the highest number of refugees — 4 million — in the world, according to official figures. The number of Syrian refugees living in the country was 3.66 million as of September.

  6. UN. RECOGNIZE CHINA HEAD OF HUMAN RIGHTS!!!! WHAT A JOKE !!!!! UN IS A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY!!!!! GOD BLESS OUR GREAT PRESIDENT TRUMP!!!! BEST PRESIDENT THIS COUNTRY HAS EVER SEEN!!!!!

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