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Why COVID-19 must reshape global crisis funding

The shadow of a girl receiving a meal for iftar, or the evening meal, to break fast from a member of "Tkiyet Um Ali" humanitarian services center is cast on a wall in front of her family home in the city of Russeifa, during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Jordan, April 28, 2020. Picture taken April 28, 2020. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC2ZDG987UP8

The humanitarian response to COVID-19 was fast. Image: REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Jan Egeland
Secretary-General, Norwegian Refugee Council
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Funding provided by international financial institutions for the COVID-19 response to a selection of national governments was many times what was made available for the global humanitarian and health response for COVID-19.
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