EU member states increase their pledge of Covid-19 vaccines to Syria

January 31, 2022
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As part of continuous European Union efforts to protect the Syrian population from the COVID-19 pandemic, Spain has donated, through COVAX and in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, 381.600 vaccines to the WHO in Syria.

Spain’s initiative builds on previous European-wide pledges to share millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines with the world and specifically with low and middle-income countries in 2022. The vaccines will be administered by the WHO and will benefit Syrians across the country.

The EU is providing humanitarian support to the World Health Organisation in Syria to help the health system deal with the ongoing pandemic and reach the target of 70% people vaccinated by mid-2022. EU humanitarian funding allows for the procurement of PCR test kits and an increased number of vaccination teams.

EU humanitarian partners across Syria also ensure aid operations can proceed in safe conditions, with all precautionary measures, and that those affected by the pandemic can access assistance and services.

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