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Interim Key Messages - Flexible Funding for Humanitarian Response and COVID-19
Donors are encouraged to pledge support, financially and politically, to the Global Humanitarian Response Plan for COVID-19. Initially, US$2 billion are required between April and December 2020 for additional humanitarian interventions due to COVID-19. Additionally, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has appealed for CHF 800 million. • Donors need to continue to support existing humanitarian response plans. If funding is diverted from those plans to tackle COVID-19 this would create circumstances in which cholera, measles and meningitis can thrive and in which even more children become malnourished; which would be the perfect breeding ground for COVID-19.