Coronavirus: UAE sends 38,700 doses of Sputnik V vaccine to Gaza

The second shipment from the Emirates follows delivery of 20,000 doses in February

The UAE sent 38,700 doses of Sputnik V vaccines to Gaza earlier this month to help medics there expand their inoculation programme. The total assistance provided by the UAE to Palestine from 2010 to date is worth $1.14 billion. Courtesy Wam

The UAE sent 38,700 doses of Sputnik V vaccines to Gaza to help medics there expand their inoculation programme.

The Palestinian Health Ministry received the shipment through the Rafah Border Crossing on March 11.

This is the second shipment of vaccines from the UAE to Gaza. The Emirates sent 20,000 Sputnik V vaccine doses to Gaza in February.

Palestinian authorities thanked the UAE for the assistance.

The UAE has sent several shipments of medical aid and supplies for people in Gaza, including 36.6 tonnes of medical aid, 10,000 Covid-19 test kits and 10 respirators, to help more than 36,000 medical personnel.

In early 2021, the UAE also sent 808 tonnes of relief assistance to 10,000 underprivileged families in the Gaza Strip.

The total assistance provided by the UAE to Palestine from 2010 to date is worth $1.14 billion, of which $254 million is for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees.

The UAE is one of the largest aid donors and financiers of the Unrwa projects in the Palestinian territories.

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