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Un Secretary-General Condemns Trump's Decision To Stop Funding WHO

Un Secretary-General Condemns Trump's Decision To Stop Funding WHO

UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that now is the time for unity in the global battle against the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, and not for a reduction in funding for the World Health Organization (WHO). His statement was published after the US decision to suspend funding for who.

"COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most dangerous problems the world has faced in our lifetime. This is primarily a humanitarian crisis with serious health and socio-economic consequences," he said.

According to the President of the United States Donald Trump, he is willing to discuss the WHO reform. He believes that the organization has failed in its primary responsibility and should be held accountable.

Trump said that the WHO did not provide accurate information to the world public on time, but was based on data from China that did not reflect the true scale of the pandemic. The American President recalled that the US deductions amount to $400-500 million, and China-only $40 million.