United States to restore partial funding to WHO

18 Mai, 2020, 13:40 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • United States to restore partial funding to WHO

"Trump suspended USA donations to the World Health Organization on April 14, accusing it of encouraging China's" disinformation" about the coronavirus outbreak and stating his government would establish an overview of their company. He also wrote that no final decision has been made.

Trump final month reduce off all USA funding to the group, accounting for about half the WHO's annual funding, accusing it of "severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus".

In a tweet, Trump said that the USA was considering various "concepts" for World Health Organization funding.

"This decision is unsafe, illegal and will be swiftly challenged", House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement regarding Trump's decision to freeze funding.

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"Despite [its] Disadvantages: I believe that the World Health Organization still has tremendous potential, and I want to see World Health Organization live with that energy, especially now during this global crisis, "reads a draft letter written by Trump, according to Fox News". On Capitol Hill, Democrats said that Trump's move was illegal given that Congress had already appropriated money to the WHO. According to the head of the White house, who manipulated information in favor of China, which led to a worldwide pandemic. In fact, the USA supposedly plans to allocate almost $900 million in the current two year period. As of the end of 2019, the USA had given the WHO $US893 million ($1.39 billion) in contributions. In comparison, China had given the organisation roughly $US86 ($134) million at the same time a year ago.

In mid-April, the US President announced that the country stops funding who.

The United States was the WHO's biggest donor.

The president has stored up the criticism, saying at a city corridor final week: "The World Health organisation has been a disaster - everything they said was wrong, and they're China-centric".

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