United Nations (SunstarTV Bureau): The official release said that the United Nation Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has launched a new element of a data tool focusing on the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines in countries experiencing humanitarian emergencies.
According to Xinhua news agency report, OCHA on Friday informed that the new element will track both vaccines allocated through ‘COVAX’ and deliveries to the countries on the watch list. The tool also tracks which countries have received donations or procured vaccines.
COVAX, the global tool to procure and deliver vaccines for low- and middle-income countries, has allocated 73 million doses to 25 countries with humanitarian emergencies in the first round, with deliveries already under way, it said.
Report says, as of Friday, COVAX has delivered almost seven million doses in five countries with a humanitarian emergency in Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Nigeria and Sudan. Further 5.8 million doses have been donated or procured in 10 countries in humanitarian crises, it said.
At least 283 million people have been administered at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccines, globally. But fewer than 5,00,000 of those people are in six countries with a humanitarian emergency, OCHA further said.