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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread widely through MENA, the World Bank quickly surged support to help blunt severe health and economic damage. The MENA Region launched a Regional Platform to help the countries respond to the health crisis and alleviate the pain of the most vulnerable. The immediate response included financing, policy advice, and technical assistance to help countries cope with the urgent health needs of the pandemic and support safety net systems including cash transfer programs.

To date, the World Bank has provided almost US$700 million in emergency support across MENA to help with the most urgent public health needs, along with additional lending to support macroeconomic stability and advance structural reforms underpinned by improved governance and transparency. As part of ongoing recovery efforts, the World Bank is helping individuals and households cushion the shocks of lost income through cash transfers, providing relief to small businesses, and helping countries prepare for the eventual deployment of a vaccine.

 

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Last Updated: Nov 10, 2020

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