Funding Committed at 'One World: Together At Home' Has Already Helped Millions Tackle COVID-19
More than $117 million in PPE, food, shelter, and more is protecting millions amid the pandemic.
Nearly 90% of the $127.9 million mobilized thanks to the actions taken by Global Citizens in the lead up to One World: Together At Home has already been distributed to those working on the ground to protect people from COVID-19.
Over $117 million in critical funding pledged by world leaders during the event is supplying essential personal protection equipment (PPE), housing, health care, and much more to those that need it most — just six months after the broadcast aired on April 18.
The impact of the COVID-19 crisis has differed across regions, hitting rural and urban populations harder than others. Thankfully, this funding has helped more than 140 local and regional organizations urgently respond to the pandemic within communities across the world.
Outlined in a special report published by Global Citizen on Friday, the impact on communities, individuals, and organizations has been astonishing.
- Regional and local responders have successfully provided 26.6 million meals, food packages, and direct food aid to local and international communities.
- Funding secured through the Global Citizen campaign has also helped to provide critical COVID-19 health insurance for almost 4,000 farmworkers, and rental assistance to 230 families at risk of losing their homes.
- Communities unable to access PPE have received over 1.5 million masks and 18,000 liters of sanitizing gel, with more than 3,800 people receiving essential clothing and toiletry boxes, too.
Thanks to the secured financial commitments from One World: Together At Home, global organization Education Cannot Wait has been able to continue their work helping the world’s most vulnerable children access education during the pandemic. Food security organization World Central Kitchen was able to deliver more than 100,000 meals to those in need across the US, thanks to a $1 million pledge made during the broadcast.
Education Cannot Wait, the global fund for education in emergencies is ensuring children's continue their education in times of uncertainty like COVID-19. Credit: Education Cannot Wait
One World: Together At Home funding is helping front-line responders across the world. Credit: Francisco Àvia_Hospital Clínic de Barcelona
The La Casa de Don Pedro COVID-19 Relief Rental Assistance Program, jointly funded by three private foundations, will help approximately 150 Newarkers, who are threatened by eviction due to COVID-19, remain in their homes. Credit: La Casa de Don Pedro
Credit: La Casa de Don Pedro
Jimmy Fallon sings with musical group The Roots and Frontline Medial Workers during "One World: Together At Home" presented by Global Citizen on April, 18, 2020.