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Spain to allocate €10 million more to the global campaign against coronavirus

The objective is to guarantee food security in countries hit by the pandemic.

Spain will allocate a new contribution of 10 million euros to the global response campaign against the Covid-19 pandemic, which will be channeled through a donation to the World Bank’s Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP), in order to guarantee food security in countries hit by the pandemic.

Pedro Sánchez, has reiterated Spain’s financial commitment in the global campaign to raise funds and give a global response against the Covid-19 pandemic and has called for a mobilization so that the health crisis does not cause a crisis of human rights.

Sánchez participated this Saturday in a new donor conference organized by the European Commission as part of the ‘Global Goal: Unite for Europe’ campaign to raise funds to fight the coronavirus.

For this reason, it has appealed to act together, giving a multilateral response, while urging to build “a better future and draw lessons from what has happened.” “The Covid has put us all in danger and everywhere has reminded us of something very important and how fragile we are. We cannot forget that it has hit the most vulnerable groups with much more force,” he said.

Sánchez already reported in a conference held on May 4 the commitment of Spain to contribute 125 million euros to the global fight against coronavirus, specifically with 50 million euros to the Vaccine Alliance (GAVI) and 75 million to the Coalition for Innovations in Epidemic Preparedness (CEPI).

Spain has been part of the ‘Accelerate Covid19 Global Response’ initiative, as one of the eight countries co-leading the project, together with the European Commission. The objective of the “Accelerator” is to accelerate fundraising aimed at increasing diagnostic capacity, improving treatments and researching to find a vaccine, and this globally.

Once the vaccine has been found, the objective is for the alliance of countries to continue its work trying to facilitate access to this vaccine to less economically advanced countries at an affordable price and in fair conditions.

Sánchez regretted that the PP has maintained a position in Brussels, regarding measures and aid for the recovery of the health situation, which, he said, represent “ultra conditionality” for Spain, and has accused the training led by Pablo Casado “instead of helping” has “tensed up” during the pandemic.

In a speech in which he defended the latest measures adopted by the State Government – such as the expansion of ERTE or coverage for the self-employed and a fund of more than 16,000 million euros to finance the consequences of the health crisis – Pedro Sánchez has remarked that his government was asking for “unity” for the purpose of saving lives and employment.


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