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Covid-19: Portugal contributes over one million to humanitarian response at CPLP

Portugal contributed one million and 80 thousand euros to the Global Humanitarian Response Plan to covid-19, launched by the United Nations (UN), the Portuguese embassy in Mozambique said in a statement this Thursday.


The contribution was consigned within the scope of support to member states of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) and Timor-Leste, said the note from the Portuguese diplomatic representation in Maputo.

In addition to other support measures in Portuguese-speaking countries, in the fight against the pandemic caused by the new coronavirus, Portugal contributed “one million and eighty thousand euros to the Global Humanitarian Response Plan to Covid-19, allocated to CPLP countries and East Timor ".

From this financial contribution to the plan launched by the UN, as well as to other complementary actions, "500 thousand euros will be destined directly to the World Health Organization (WHO)".

"This contribution will also support the work developed by other United Nations agencies", namely the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Program (WFP), "as well as the International Committee of the Red Cross, ”said the note.

The creation of a "specific line for the co-financing of projects by non-governmental development organizations [NGDOS] in the humanitarian area", especially in the PALOP (African Portuguese Speaking Countries), is another measure mentioned in the document.

"A new line of co-financing of NGO projects was created, within the scope of the covid-19 pandemic, in the global amount of 750 thousand euros, which will support the work of these organizations, especially in PALOP, focusing on the health sectors and socio-economic, ”added the statement.

In addition to these measures, a re-orientation of the NGOD 2020 Co-financing Line was also carried out, through the reinforcement "with a financial envelope of 1.8 million euros, destined for the PALOP", which will give priority to projects to combat covid-19 pandemic in these countries.

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