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UN Ambassadors launch $200 million appeal fund for rural communities

UN Ambassadors launch $200 million appeal fund for rural communities

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United Nation Ambassadors, have on behalf of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), launched a Coronavirus relief Fund of $200million for rural communities to prevent economic shocks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic from triggering a global hunger and food crisis.The UN ambassadors, Actor, filmmaker and humanitarian, Idris Elba and actress, model and activist, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, said the appeal fund comes with a $40million seed money from IFAD, the multi-donor COVID-19 Rural Poor Stimulus Facility.  The aim of the appeal fund is to raise at least an additional $200million from governments, foundations and the private sector to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on rural small-scale farmers and producers. The facility would, among others, help farmers cont...