Coronavirus: UAE sends fourth shipment of vaccines to Syria

Move aims to assist Syria curb the pandemic

A previous shipment of aid from Emirates Red Crescent to Syria. The UAE has sent aid across the world to help tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. Courtesy: Wam
A previous shipment of aid from Emirates Red Crescent to Syria. The UAE has sent aid across the world to help tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. Courtesy: Wam

A fourth UAE aircraft loaded with Covid-19 vaccines arrived in Syria's capital Damascus on Tuesday.

The shipment was sent by the Emirates Red Crescent, in co-ordination with the Syrian Red Crescent Association, to assist the country's health sector in curbing the pandemic, reported state news agency Wam.

It also aims to protect frontline workers in Syria, along with people suffering from chronic diseases and those displaced in camps.

The three earlier shipments of vaccine doses were sent to the country before Ramadan.

Syria has been suffering from more than 10 years of conflict and is also dealing with the pandemic.

The aid is part of the UAE’s global response to coronavirus, which has seen the country send aid shipments to scores of countries across the world from Ethiopia to Pakistan.

gUAE aid to Syria to help tackle coronavirus – in pictures

Updated: May 4, 2021 08:05 PM

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