05 August 2020 | News,

Third Impact Report : COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

We are pleased to share the third COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund impact report, covering the period of June 1 – June 30. During this period, the Fund disbursed $34.6 million to the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners, bringing total disbursements to date to $173.6 million.

From the Fund’s March 13, 2020 launch through June 30, 2020, leading companies and organizations and more than 529,000 individuals together contributed more than US$224 million in fully flexible funding to support the WHO-led global response effort, including US$24.6 million through the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation.
This latest report details the impact of pooled and flexible funding as well as WHO’s progress to date toward its three primary strategy pillars, among them figure the support of vulnerable countries and communities that need help most.

To provide just one example : during June 2020, US$10 million was disbursed to UNHCR to help ensure forcibly displaced people can access the services they need to keep safe from COVID-19. Thanks to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, UNHCR and its partners have stepped up their efforts, working together to protect the health and wellbeing of the 217’515 refugees and asylum-seekers living in the Dadaab refugee camps (as of end of May 2020). Learn more by visiting “Inside Dadaab Refugee Camps: Safe-Proofing Relief Distribution During COVID-19.

Our Foundation is honored to be partnering on this global and crucial health initiative while enabling and facilitating contributions from Switzerland, Europe, the UK and Canada to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

You can help
Every action counts in the fight against COVID-19. By supporting the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, you can help continued efforts to fight the coronavirus and protect the lives of refugees around the world. The Fund is the fastest and most effective way for individuals, companies, and organizations to support the work of the World Health Organization and its partners in battling the virus.

You can learn more by visiting our dedicated page.