On Wednesday, the United Nations called the leaders of rich and developed countries to donate to poor countries with their extra COVID-19 vaccine doses.
The world organization asserted that this crisis will be ended through working together. Also, UNICEF warned the world leaders that if they don’t send their extra vaccine doses as one shipment, they would be expired or wasted.
Also, it directed its call to the world leaders of the G7 Summit especially the UK.
يجب على كل الدول أن تشارك الجرعات الزائدة من اللقاحات مع باقي البلدان في جميع أنحاء العالم
— الأمم المتحدة (@UNarabic) June 9, 2021
The report highlighted that the UK will have spare vaccines enough for vaccinating at least 50 million people which drove the organization to urge UK to share them with G7 states for example. Sharing those doses will help other countries to compete against the virus and control the outbreak of the new variants.
“We can’t ignore that the UK and other G7 countries have purchased over a third of the world’s vaccine supply, despite making up only 13% of the global population – and we risk leaving low-income countries behind,” the Director of Advocacy at UNICEF UK Joanna Rea underscored.
UNICEF launched its initiative before the upcoming G7 Summit in the UK, however, the French President called Europe and the US to share their vaccine doses.