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UK Department for International Development

UK funds £22 million to Ethiopia’s global leadership in fight against COVID-19

  • Allocation was in line with Abiy’s call for global support to Africa
  • Ministry receives donations to fight COVID-19

 

The UK Department for International Development announced yesterday of a £22 million of UK funding to Ethiopia as part of global leadership in fight against Covid-19.

In a press release it sent through British embassy in Addis Ababa to The Ethiopian Herald the embassy said the UK has just allocated £12mln. (more than ETB 450mln.) to UNICEF to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in Ethiopia; £7mln. (more than ETB 270mln.) has been agreed with UN OCHA to coordinate the response to the virus and respond to other humanitarian needs in the country.

Source: EPA