Since the global pandemic COVID-19, the United States has contributed more than $ 775 million for emergency medical, humanitarian, and economic assistance to more than 120 countries and international and non-governmental organizations to combat the spread of coronavirus. This is stated in the message published on Friday by the state Department.
The United States remains the largest global donor of assistance to States around the world in an emergency situation, the document says.
These funds, allocated by Congress, saving people’s lives by improving education in public health, protection of medical institutions and empowerment labs, disease surveillance in more than 120 countries.
Almost 200 million have been allocated by the Agency for international development (USAID) funds from Global Fund emergency reserves of health through programs to combat outbreaks of infectious diseases and global health programs. Nearly $ 300 million in humanitarian assistance was spent through the program on international assistance in case of natural disasters, USAID. Over 150 million came from the Fund for economic support, yet more than 130 million was spent on humanitarian aid through assistance programs to migrants and refugees, implemented by the state Department.
In addition, American private companies, non-profit and charitable organizations collected almost $ 6.5 billion in donations to fight the pandemic COVID-19 worldwide.
Over the past 10 years, the U.S. has provided more than $ 100 billion to global health and nearly 70 billion in humanitarian assistance to other countries, according to the state Department.
Thanks to the efforts of the State Department and USAID assistance to fight the pandemic received, including Armenia ($1.7 million), Azerbaijan (more than 2.2 million dollars), Belarus (1.3 million dollars), Georgia (1.7 million dollars), Moldova ($1.2 million), Ukraine (14.5 million dollars), Kazakhstan (more than $ 1.6 million), Kyrgyzstan (about 900,000 dollars), Tajikistan (866 000), Afghanistan (over $ 18 million) and Syria (more than 31 million dollars).