IGAD leaders agree to form regional scheme to fight COVID19

A joint approach to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus will be implemented by members of Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

Following teleconference summit attended by heads of States from Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Sudan, Somalia and South Sudan on Monday, the leaders talked about the challenges caused by Coronavirus.

The leaders of the Bloc have agreed to forge new plans to fight against Coronavirus in the region.

Additionally, the Head of states agreed to obligate their various agencies to foster cooperation in border control and management with a bid of ensuring safety along common borders and guarantee the movement of cargo

During the same meeting, the IGAD members also pleaded with the international community to support vulnerable groups particularly the refugees within the IGAD countries, and also to back up national efforts to humanitarian corridors remain open.

The Head of state also resolved to begin mobilizing international institutions and partners for financial resources to help battle the coronavirus.

According to them, the region is in a critical condition and need resources to help in the battle against coronavirus

The Head of states also asked the IGAD`s regional ministers for finance to establish an insightful assessment with a bid of creating an IGAD emergency fund.

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