G7 leaders want to spend $20 mln to fight Amazon fires

$20 million is what the leaders of the G7 countries: France, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Japan, Canada, and the United States intend to spend on fighting the Amazon forest fires. Recently, Brazilian military aircraft and some 44,000 troops have been sent into the Amazon in an “unprecedented” operation to fight wildfires. Amazonian forest fires have been going on for many weeks.

French President Emmanuel Macron had previously stated that the G7 leaders are close to an agreement on how to help Brazil and that it concerns both technical and financial aspects of this assistance. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that once the fires are under control, Germany and the other countries would talk to the Brazilian government about the reforestation of the Amazon.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.