The US Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have allocated nearly $ 508 million for health emergencies and humanitarian and economic aid to many countries, parties, and NGOs that help communities around the world deal with the Corona epidemic . This funding will support health and humanitarian activities to control the spread of the Corona epidemic, such as rapid public health information campaigns, water and sanitation, and infection control in health care facilities.
This included US aid to a large number of countries in the world, including the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
According to a US State Department statement, the United States will provide the West Bank and Gaza Strip with approximately $ 5 million in international assistance to combat the outbreak of the virus.
The statement also indicated that the total US government assistance against the Corona Virus provided so far is approximately $ 200 million in emergency health assistance from the US Agency for International Development’s International Health Emergency Reserve Fund for outbreaks of infectious diseases and global health programs, approximately $ 195 million of Humanitarian assistance from the United States Agency for International Development.
The statement said: “US government departments and agencies work together to prioritize foreign aid based on coordination within the country and the potential for impact.”
(Source: Palestine News Network)