International response

It is right that UK aid protects both the British public and help prevent a second wave of coronavirus coming to the UK by slowing its spread in the world’s most vulnerable countries.

The UK is sending funding of £200 million around the world including: £130 million for the UN; £65 million for the World Health Organization; £20 million for UNICEF; £20 million for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR); £15 million for the World Food Programme; and £10 million for the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).

£50 million will also be sent to the new International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement appeals and £20 million for international NGOs, including UK charities, to tackle the virus.