Developing Countries: Coronavirus

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 22nd September 2020.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 1 September 2020 to Question 76829, how much of the £774 million has been disbursed to multilateral institutions to date.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The £774 million so far committed to combat Covid-19 and to reinforce the global effort to find a vaccine includes funding to multilaterals. Below is a table of the breakdown of this funding, with funding to multilaterals in bold. Of this total, all funding to multilaterals - UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP and the WHO - totalling £145 million, has been disbursed.

Institutions

Amount (£ million)

AU African Union Covid19 Response Fund

20

DEC

10

Expertise & misc. support

6

Red Cross (IFRC /ICRC/Nat Soc)

55

NGO support

20

UNFPA

10

UNHCR

20

UNICEF

20

UNICEF (Education Cannot Wait)

5

UNILEVER coalition

50

WFP

15

WHO

75

FIND

23

Wellcome/Gates Foundation/ Mastercard Therapeutics Accelerator

40

CEPI

250

Joint Initiative for Epidemic Preparedness / Wellcome Trust

5

IMF Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust

150

GRAND TOTAL

774

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