“I emphasized three points in particular:
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“Third, what can we, the IMF, do to support our members?
• We are concentrating bilateral and multilateral surveillance on this crisis and policy actions to temper its impact.
• We will massively step up emergency finance—nearly 80 countries are requesting our help— and we are working closely with the other international financial institutions to provide a strong coordinated response.
• We are replenishing the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust to help the poorest countries. We welcome the pledges already made and call on others to join.
• We stand ready to deploy all our US$1 trillion lending capacity.