Africa Day: African Union Seeks To Raise $1 Million To Combat COVID-19

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The African Union COVID-19 Response Fund is aimed at strengthening the continental response to COVID-19 and mitigate its socio economic and humanitarian impact on African populations

As the African continent celebrates Africa Day, the African Union is encouraging all Africans to make donations to the AU COVID-19 Response Fund.

The fundraising campaign, dubbed “Give a Little”, has a target of raising an amount of $1 million today, May 25, 2020, (Africa Day).

According to the AU, contributions can be made in any currency, which will be automatically converted into United States dollars, which is the original currency of the fund account.

The AU made this known in a statement on it’s website.

“This Africa Day, 25 May, all Africans, people of African descent and friends of Africa are encouraged to ‘give a little’ to the fund. A target of USD$1million has been set for the day. Contributions can be made in any currency and this will be automatically converted into United States dollars, which is the original currency of the Fund account,” the statement read.

The African Union COVID-19 Response Fund was established by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Mr Moussa Faki Mahamat.

The fund is managed by a 10 member board of distinguished Africans.

Money raised from the fund will be used to: mitigate the socio-economic and humanitarian impact of COVID-19 in all African countries, boost the capacity of the Africa CDC to support response to public health emergencies across the continent and support the procurement and distribution of essential COVID-19 medical equipment and supplies and mobilize rapid response by the Member States.

Donations can be made at AU COVID-19 Response Fund.

source: kuulpeeps.com

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