The U.N. and its member states are urging the public to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, while the world’s wealthiest nation is seeking to help keep a few families afloat through donations and cash payments.
The United States and Canada will each provide $1 million over the next five years to help those in need, the United Nations said in a statement Friday.
urged the public not to donate directly, as it was difficult to ascertain the amount of donations being accepted.
It said it would send the money to the World Food Programme, the U-S.
Agency for International Development and other agencies.
The World Health Organization, meanwhile, has also asked donors to give money to a fund to provide medical care to those in urgent need.
“It is crucial that we support those affected by the pandemic and help their families, in addition to those affected themselves,” the WHO said.
The coronavid outbreak has killed more than 13,000 people in 14 countries and displaced another 3.3 million, according to data from the World Health Organisation.
More than 4.4 million people in the world are now known to have died, mostly in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.
Some 542,000 Americans and Canadians are believed to have been infected, according the WHO.
Some $4.2 billion has been pledged by the U,S.
government, the Canadian government and the World Bank.
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday she wants to offer a total of $100 million to help the U.,S.
governments, and other partners with their response.
PM says £1bn in aid for UK is needed for UK to cope with coronaviruses article U.Q.E. President Donald Tusk said Friday that the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait have agreed to donate up to $1 billion to the fight the pandemics.
The money will go toward support for healthcare workers, emergency aid for vulnerable communities, and the distribution of vaccines and other relief supplies, he said in an interview with the Financial Times.
The UAE has also pledged to provide free treatment for those with respiratory illnesses, and to donate $1.5 million of the money.
The Kuwaiti government is also donating $2 million to the United National Emergency Management Fund.
The government of Lebanon also said Friday it will donate $500,000 to the U.-N.
for aid to fight the virus.
It was not clear when the donations would be made.
The governments of the U.’s five largest Arab states — Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, United Arab Emirate and Egypt — have pledged $5 billion.
The countries have also pledged $1 trillion in assistance for their citizens and $50 billion to help other countries deal with the virus, the statement said.
“The U.R.M.C. is in a position to provide all the necessary support to the nations of the region and the world who are dealing with this epidemic,” the statement added.
The statement also urged countries to help each other to help their citizens to stay well.
“This is not a one-way street,” it said.