OREANDA-NEWS. The implementation of the UN global humanitarian plan to combat the threat of coronavirus in developing countries, launched at the end of March, will require $ 6.7 billion. This was announced on Thursday by UN Deputy Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock.

Initially, in the plan, which involves providing assistance to specific states, including Afghanistan, Venezuela, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria and Ukraine, it was about $ 2 billion. "The pandemic is hitting us all. But the poorest countries will have the most devastating consequences. Until we take timely action, we should be prepared to increase conflict, increase hunger and poverty", said Loucock, quoted on the UN website.

The updated plan also includes targeted assistance, including food, Benin, Djibouti, Zimbabwe, Liberia, Mozambique, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Togo and the Philippines.