Global concert raises more than $127M for WHO emergency response fund

Source: CNN

Some of the world’s top stars have helped to raise nearly $128 million for the World Health Organization during the coronavirus pandemic by performing in a concert broadcast globally

Dozens of celebrities and musicians, including Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder and the Rolling Stones, took part in the 8-hour show called “One World: Together At Home.

Global Citizen, an international advocacy group that organized the event, said early Sunday on Twitter that $127.9 million had been pledged in donations.

Following the live broadcast, Global Citizen tweeted: “$127.9 million for COVID-19 relief. That is the power and impact of One World: #TogetherAtHome.”

Lady Gaga responded to this tweet, saying: “I am so humbled to have been a part of this project.”

The proceeds will be given to the WHO’s Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

The concert was divided into two parts, a 6-hour “pre-show” and a main 2-hour show hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert.

“To all of our frontline healthcare workers, we are with you. Thank you for being there for us,” an on-screen caption read at the start of the show.

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