March 25 2020 12:05pm

Coronavirus outbreak: UN launches global appeal for $2 billion in aid to fight COVID-19

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched $2-billion global appeal Wednesday, calling for a co-ordinated response to help the world’s war-torn, displaced and otherwise most destitute people who are facing new misery because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Guterres has sent a letter to the G20 members, including Canada, urging them to spend more to prevent the virus from spreading like wildfire in developing countries burdened by poor health systems and massive refugee influxes.

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