Does UK government have a pandemic aid plan?
World Vision urges UK government to reveal aid plan for possible global outbreak
Warning a COVID-19 pandemic could devastate poor regions
International children’s charity World Vision is calling on the UK government to reveal detailed plans on how UK aid will help developing countries prepare for a coronavirus pandemic.
The charity is warning the virus could travel through poorer regions of the world which lack strong health structures to contain it.
Threat to the poorest and most vulnerable
World Vision's Gareth Wallace, Interim Head of Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns at World Vision UK, warns:
"The global spread of coronavirus poses the greatest threat to communities and families living in places with extremely limited health systems or medical facilities.
"We welcome the new funding announced today by the Department for International Development to help prevent the spread of the virus in developing countries, and call on it to urgently publish detailed plans on how it will assist these nations.
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