As part of measures to address urgent humanitarian needs caused by the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) COVID-19 Task Force team has made provision of more than $91 million to provide urgently needed food assistance, health care, water, and psychosocial support for people across Africa.
U.S Agency for International Development COVID-19 Task Force Executive Director, Jeremy Konyndyk in a statement says since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, USAID has provided more than $1 billion in humanitarian assistance to help millions impacted by the virus across the world.
Jeremy says USAID will continue to provide life-saving assistance to meet urgent needs, as well as make investments to prepare for future outbreaks in humanitarian settings.
Jeremy says the beneficiaries of the fund include Burkina Faso, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and other countries. While adding that the fund will support risk communication, provide food assistance to the most vulnerable rural communities and prevention of water-borne diseases, among other need.