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Zambia to benefit from £ 2 million Scottish aid for Covid response

HealthZambia to benefit from £ 2 million Scottish aid for Covid response

The Scottish Government has announced its pledge to give £2 million to help children in some of the world’s poorest nations including Zambia in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Working with the humanitarian aid organisation Unicef, the Scottish Government cash will also help address the impact of the pandemic on children in Malawi and Rwanda.

And International Development Minister Jenny Gilruth said the cash will provide “essential help to those who are in desperate need”.

The money, which will be split equally between the three countries, will help pay for specific needs in each of these, such as improving water, sanitation and hygiene, as well as healthcare, immunisation and nutrition.

In addition to this, it will also assist Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia in preparing to distributing Covid-19 vaccines, when these are available.

Ms Gilruth said: “We know that the Covid-19 pandemic is one of the greatest challenges of our times.

“The disease has spread quickly to all corners of the world and its capacity to virulently spread has overwhelmed even the most resilient health systems.

“So we are delighted to be working with Unicef on this project to support their work, especially with children, in Malawi, Zambia and Rwanda.”

Head of Unicef Scotland Lucinda Rivers said: “We are delighted that the Scottish government has chosen to award Unicef Scotland £2 million towards our coronavirus response in Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia.

“The world is currently facing its worst crisis for children since the Second World War, and children have never needed our support more. “The pandemic has exacerbated existing challenges for many, impacting their survival and wellbeing.”

She added: “With this grant, we’ll be able to reach more children in Malawi, Rwanda, and Zambia with vital services, including access to learning materials while schools are closed, protection from gender-based violence and continuing vital routine immunisation to prevent the spread of disease.

“We thank the Scottish Government for their generosity at a time when it is most needed and look forward to continuing our partnership with them through this work.”

11 COMMENTS

  1. ….’to help children in some of the world’s poorest nations including Zambia…..’
    Mwe Bantu are we that poor?
    With Gold, Diamonds, Copper, Timber, Water, and Land. Its a shame to be classified as poor in this manner. Please don’t get that money, let them keep it.

  2. The land area of Scotland is 30,981 square miles (80,240 km 2)

    Land Area: ( land) 287,026 sq miles (743,398 sq km) ( water) 3,560 sq miles (9,220 sq km) ( TOTAL) 290,586 sq miles (752,618 sq km)

    This why I ALWAYS SAY AFRICAN COUNTRIES SHOULD RETHINK ABOUT THEIR LARGE COUNTRIES, RECREATE THIER BORDERS AND HAVE TINY BUT WELL MANAGED COUNTRIES, THIS IS WHAT I CALL BIG FOR NOTHING.

  3. When governance is lacking perception as well as reality drives poverty as the poor governors use it to perpetuate their stay and continue underhand methodologies of leadership and delivery. It is very, very sad indeed. We need to step up and get to a level where WE are giving out aid; not the other way around like now. Awe shuwa

  4. Always begging to them covid-19 is a blessing to award themselves contracts even chaps like Great Galu are being awarded contracts for supporting them.

  5. i’m tired reading about donation here donation there, what is our government give them in return that the member of public don’t know about it. please stop accepting this donations, we are selling our country and integrity cheaply.

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