Factbox: Global COVID-19 fundraising meeting raises $6.9 billion
By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A pledging summit on Saturday raised 6.15 billion euros ($6.9 billion) to tackle COVID-19. The event was part of a joint initiative by the European Commission and the advocacy group Global Citizen and included a star-studded globally televised and streamed concert
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By Foo Yun Chee
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A pledging summit on Saturday raised 6.15 billion euros ($6.9 billion) to tackle COVID-19 . The event was part of a joint initiative by the European Commission and the advocacy group Global Citizen and included a star-studded globally televised and streamed concert.
Pledges by the following countries:
Belgium - 11.5 million euros to the World Food Programme, 4 million euros to the WHO's COVID-19 solidarity response fund
Canada - C$120 million for the ACT Accelerator, C$180 million for COVID-19 humanitarian and development aid
Denmark - DKK16 million to the United Nations Population Fund
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) - US$25 million towards West Africa's COVID-19 relief and development
European Commission jointly with European Investment Bank - 4.9 billion euros to help countries recover from the pandemic
Germany - 383 million euros to support the Global Fund's response mechanism and Global Citizen's crisis network
Luxembourg - 800,000 euros to the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator
Netherlands - 25 million euros for procurement of a vaccine for countries needing it the most
Norway - $10 million to vaccine alliance GAVI
Qatar - US$10 million to the WHO
Serbia - 100,000 euros to vaccine alliance CEPI for vaccine research
Spain - 10 million euros to the coronavirus Global Response initiative
Sweden - 46 million euros to the WHO Solidarity Response Fund
Switzerland - 20 million euros to ensure equal access to a vaccine and testing
United States - $545 million for COVID-19 relief
($1 = 0.8915 euros)
(Reporting by Foo Yun Chee; Editing by Frances Kerry)
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