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UN launches $2b plan to fight coronavirus in world's poorest countries
March 26, 2020

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United Nations has launched a two billion dollars Global Humanitarian Response Plan for COVID-19 to fight coronavirus in the world’s poorest countries.

The plan will be implemented by UN agencies, with international NGOs.

Unveiling the plan, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said nobody is safe if such nations were left exposed.

He said this is the moment to step up for the vulnerable.

The UN Chief said the nations reeling from conflict, poverty and deficient health care will be unable to contain the coronavirus without significant international assistance.

The virus, which began in China and spread fast through Europe, is now penetrating Africa, Asia and Latin America, hitting countries that already face humanitarian crisis because of conflict, natural disasters and climate change.