China Provides COVID-19 Vaccines to Help Protect Palestine Refugees

China Provides COVID-19 Vaccines to Help Protect Palestine Refugees

Doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine donated by the Government of China arriving at UNRWA facilities in Syria. This timely support will contribute to the protection of Palestine refugees against COVID-19 and complement the Syrian national vaccination progr

Two hundred thousand doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines have been donated to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) by the Government of the People’s Republic of China.

The delivery of vaccines to three UNRWA fields of operation, namely Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, was completed in the last week of February 2022. This vital contribution of COVID-19 vaccines will help protect Palestine refugees and more importantly, complement and contribute to the national vaccination and deployment programmes of host countries.

UNRWA said in a press release that this contribution from the Government of China sends a clear message of solidarity with Palestine refugees, who have been made increasingly vulnerable by the pandemic and enduring regional conflict.

In referencing their support to UNRWA, Head of the Office of the People’s Republic of China to the State of Palestine, Ambassador Guo Wei, said, “China always values and supports UNRWA’s efforts, and appreciates continuous provision by UNRWA of important assistance and services to Palestine refugees in the Middle East for a long time.”

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