Why Global Citizens Should Care
COVID-19 has had a devastating, disproportionate impact on some of the world’s most marginalized communities. Join Global Citizen and calling on world leaders from countries like Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands to ensure that tests, treatments, and vaccines will be made available to everyone, everywhere.

Superstar Miley Cyrus called on leaders from Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands on Friday to step up support for equality in their response plans to the COVID-19 global crisis.

As protests continue to unfold around the world in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, Cyrus highlighted the need for a united front when it comes to the disproportionate impact the virus is having on marginalized communities, especially people of color.

The singer-songwriter called out Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Twitter, asking them to unite and respond to COVID-19.

Tests, treatments, and vaccines are critical in the fight to tackle this health crisis. But these tools must also be made available for everyone, everywhere — the solutions need to be distributed equitably around the world in order to truly put an end to this pandemic.

In order to do this, important global health organizations need funding, including the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), among others.

Global Citizen recently launched our Global Goal: Unite For Our Futurecampaign, which will culminate with a pledging summit on June 27. Global Citizens can act now by following Cyrus' lead and calling on world leaders to commit new funding to the global response to COVID-19 by visiting the campaign page here.

World leaders must band together to commit billions of dollars to make testing, treatments, and vaccines available to everyone, everywhere, and confront the disproportionate impact COVID-19 is having on marginalized communities worldwide.


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Miley Cyrus Just Called on Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands to Tackle Racial Inequalities in Health

By Jackie Marchildon