Oxfam distribution of 500 Hygiene Kits for vulnerable families in Seniyah district in Salahaddin, Iraq. Oxfam distribution of 500 Hygiene Kits for vulnerable families in Seniyah district in Salahaddin, Iraq.

Photo: Rami Polis/Oxfam Iraq

Cancel the Debt so money can be spent where it's needed most

Debt relief could free up $40 billion to help the world's poorest countries fight coronavirus.

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Healthcare systems in some of the world's poorest countries need an urgent cash injection to help tackle the coronavirus.

Let's free up some cash by cancelling the debt of poorer countries to richer ones. Let's protect vulnerable people from the short and long-term impacts of the coronavirus.

Together we can protect each other and create a fairer future for us all.

In Mali there are currently just three ventilators for one million people.

Tanzania has one doctor for every 71,000 people.

Ghana is currently spending 11 times more servicing debts than on public health.

Many countries are burdened with massive amounts of debt owed to richer countries, private banks and institutions such as the IMF and World Bank.

Debt relief could free up $40 billion to help the world's poorest countries fight coronavirus.

Debt relief is the fastest way to get money to the places it's needed most.

Join the doctors and nurses at the centre of the crisis calling for debt cancellation for the world's poorest countries. Help save lives now.

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Debt relief could free up $40 billion to help the world's poorest countries fight coronavirus.

Sign the petition

Photo: Oxfam Iraq

Oxfam is supporting the response to coronavirus in Iraq by providing essential medical supplies and personal protection equipment to health workers in camps and local health facilities. Find out more.

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