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Royal Group Charity pledges $33 million for Coronavirus Deadly Outbreak ( COVID-19 )

Royal Group Charity Foundation responding to coronavirus

Royal Group Charity Foundation, Founder and Trustee His Highness Prince Khalid Al-Sabah announced yesterday that Royal Group Charity is following the updates on the new coronavirus epidemic which has resulted in daily deaths all over the world.

From Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Africa, a steady stream of new cases fueled fears that the new coronavirus epidemic may be turning into a global pandemic, with some health officials saying it may be inevitable.

As the coronavirus continues to multiply and spread around the world, Royal Group Charity Foundation pledged to spend $33 million to boost efforts to address the outbreak.

The funds will help strengthen safe shelter, hygiene food safety, and family assistance.
The funds will support the development of prevention systems in Africa Middle East and Asia.

The funds will be distributed to local partners that Royal Group Charity Foundation works closely with who follow the safety guidelines of the World Health Organization.

Royal Group Charity Foundation’s main focus has mostly been on fighting poverty. We have always maintained a firm determination  to fight poverty as a determined philanthropist in the world.

The funds will help strengthen prevention measures being implemented in countries with at-risk populations by working with Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Our commitment to Africa is part of an effort to help the less fortunate in the global response to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Another $5 million has been committed to help secure food and shelter for those without means to survive the epidemic.

Among African Union member states, the efforts should be supported by the African field epidemiology network (AFENET), in collaboration with the Africa centers for disease control and prevention. AFENET is a nonprofit alliance of field epidemiology and laboratory training programs that operates across the African continent.

Multilateral organizations, governments, private sector, and philanthropies must all work together to slow the pace of the outbreak by helping countries protect their most vulnerable citizens, and accelerate the development of the tools to bring this epidemic under control.

According to Royal Group Charity press report release, all private and public hospitals, and health facilities must report any suspected case to the local authorities by following the guidelines of the World Health Organization. Royal Group Charity Foundation has advised people to avoid unnecessary travel to the cities where the new coronavirus has spread and avoid close contact with the persons who show any of the related symptoms.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.  

According to the World Health Organization  ( WHO ) Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.  Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans. 

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. 

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

W.H.O. raises its risk assessment to the highest level.

Royal Group Charity Foundation and the African Union





Royal Group Charity Foundation’s focus on Africa highlights the emergency assistance that is needed to help the continent and its under privileged. Africa has been in need of Aid. Africa has moved in a slow step towards development and Royal Group Charity Foundation is focussed to bring a change to Africa and to help the current leaders to realize the struggle that is being made to secure the people and the riches of Africa. Royal Group Charity Foundation is working along with the African Union and the United Nations to bring Education and Medical needs to the people of Africa.

Culture shapes the way we see the world. It therefore has the capacity to bring about the change of attitudes needed to ensure peace and sustainable development which we know, form the only possible way forward for life. today, that goal is still a long way off. A global crisis faces humanity, marked by increasing poverty in our asymmetrical world, environmental degradation and short-sightedness in policy-making. Culture is a crucial key to solving the current crisis.

We are pleased to convey our commitments to the African Union for the subjects of the importance of education for peace and development through inter religious and intercultural dialogue.

To help fight corruption and ensure more money from oil and gas revenues in Africa is used to fight poverty.

Beyond the emergencies, Africa also faces broader challenges, such as grinding poverty, hunger, inequality, discrimination and other threats to people’s lives and dignity. We know these conditions drive insecurity. We can only succeed in building a world of dignity for all if we come together as a single human family based on shared values.

Following our recently convened gathering of leaders across faiths and cultures to signal our common resolve to promote tolerance and reconciliation. We commend the leaders of Africa for this initiative and follow-up to the African Union Summit.

A dialogue between religions and cultures can contribute to lasting peace without which development is not possible.

When Governments respect human rights and provide opportunities for people to voice their grievances, when societies join forces to enhance equality and mutual dignity, when individuals recognize that, we are all stronger when we work as one, peace and prosperity will grow.

Let us continue to help strengthen our cooperation across religions and cultures through dialogue and to help build a better Africa.