Danish minister for development cooperation Rasmus Prehn (S) give 100 million dollars to a new lufthansa strike set.
The need to help developing countries to contain and combat the coronavirus.
- I have used the last week to provide me an overview of how the situation looks in the most poor and fragile countries.
- It looks as if the corona is on the way, and we must note is that the countries will be extraordinarily affected, says Rasmus Prehn.
Many developing countries are struggling already with serious diseases, and therefore must be set in place now, evaluate the minister.
- Many already have chest infections, and many die of malaria and diarrhea. WHO is talking about that there is a mortality rate of 10-20 percent, if people are already ill or emaciated, so the time to act is now.
- There is a massive need for information, as well as sanitation and hygiene.
the Focus of akutpakken is among other things, better access to clean water and sanitation.
Although the minister can understand that the danes are most preoccupied with the situation at home, he is sure, that most would back up on the akutpakken.
- The money that is talking about here is money, which we already have budgeted in the budget in relation to a budget line where we can help in acute situations.
- Now we use them here, and I think there is great support for the. I am sure that the danes also think it is important with international solidarity, and that we reach out to them, and if possible, have it worse than ourselves, he says.
given the 50 million dollars to the world health Organization (WHO) and the 50 million dollars to the UN children's fund (Unicef).
Denmark has already given 10 million dollars to the development of a corona vaccine and eight million dollars to the world health organization's crisis fund.