the practice is that you can quickly donate up to $ 100,000 in the case of emergency. Only once in the past, it has donated $ 500,000 dollars. It was during the refugee crisis in 2015.
" we are working with countries that have weaker systems and are less able to cope with the disaster. This donation fits in very well in this area, " says Diana Amini, head of HM Foundation.
the Fund, known as the COVID-19, the Solidarity Response Fund was launched on 13 march by the world health organisation, in partnership with the UN Foundation, and the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation. The money raised will go to the affected countries, in particular the most vulnerable and the weakest health care systems. The goal is to be a new case can be quickly detected, to the transmission of disease is to be avoided and those who are affected are well taken care of.
the Fund has in the past been supported by, among others, Facebook and Google+.
" It's difficult for anyone to get an overview of the situation. That is why it is incredibly important to the global actors, capable of co-ordinating our efforts and to join hands in this position, " says Diana Amini.
Every year, the donation of H&M, the Foundation has approximately $ 150 million dollars. The money will go, among other things, to aid in case of disasters, and programmes on gender equality, and education and training.
" It's very hard for me to say, because no one knows where the situation will go. We'll evaluate as we go.
in the other direction, mobilize the enterprises to combat the virus. In the last Friday, for example, The Alibaba Foundation, the Jack Ma Foundation; and founded the global teknikbolaget to Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma, is the donation of masks and other medical equipment, in order to support Europe's fight against coronavirus.
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