Oxfam says the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic could push between 400-600 million people into poverty.
UNDP administrator Achim Steiner has urged world leaders to address the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis and not just focus on the health response.
More than 100 civil society organisations including Oxfam and ActionAid International have written to world leaders and major central banks calling for a range of debt relief measures to help developing countries struggling with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A group of 165 global leaders made up of past and present politicians, academics, and civil society representatives have called for immediate and coordinated international action to tackle the twin health and economic emergencies caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
International aid groups say they’ve never face a challenge like the COVID-19 pandemic, a challenge Elinor Raikes, head of program delivery at the International Rescue Committee, says ‘has simultaneously impacted every single office that we run in the world at the same time’.
European Commission says it will reallocate more than €15.6 billion in existing aid to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic outside the EU.
African Development Bank (AfDB) staff have accused AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina of multiple abuses and breaches of the bank’s code of ethics. Adesina has denied the charges which were first reported in Le Monde.
The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) saw its lowest ever share of the UK’s aid spending last year, with other government departments accounting for 22.3% of the UK’s total aid spend.
The Wellcome Trust is calling for business to donate USD $8 billion for research to develop diagnostic tests, therapies and vaccines to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
Devex profiles Andy Herscowitz, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)’s first chief development officer.
New International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) secretary-general Jagan Chapagain discusses the future of humanitarian work.
The World Health Organisation (WHO)’s “State of the World’s Nursing 2020” report has identified a global nursing shortage of 5.9 million nurses, with most of the gaps found in Africa, Southeast Asia, the Eastern Mediterranean, and Latin America.