UN Launches Major Humanitarian Appeal to Fight COVID-19

The United Nations has launched a U.S.$2 billion plan to fight coronavirus in vulnerable countries and stop it circling the globe, saying nobody is safe if the most vulnerable people are left exposed. The virus - which began in China and spread fast through Europe - is now hitting countries that already face humanitarian crises because of conflict, natural disasters and climate change.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launches a COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan with Under- Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore.

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