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Croatia to donate an additional 200,000 Covid-19 vaccines through Global Citizen movement

Written by  Sep 26, 2021

Croatia will donate an additional 200,000 doses of vaccine to poor countries through the COVAX mechanism, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković announced, joining in with a video message at the Global Citizen Live concert, which was held in several cities around the world on Saturday.

"Tonight on Global Citizen Live we are sending a message of unity in the fight against climate change, extreme poverty and the consequences of Covid-19. Croatia will donate an additional 200,000 doses through COVAX. The vaccine must be available to all people around the world," said Plenković.

He added "Guided by the main principles of humanity, solidarity and compassion, this is our additional contribution to complete the puzzle of global donations."

The Covid-19 vaccine is currently being sent to poor countries through the COVAX initiative supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Vaccine and Immunization Alliance (GAVI).

More than 230 million doses of vaccine have been sent to 139 poor countries through COVAX so far, well below the target of two billion doses by the end of 2021.

Some of the biggest pop names from Billie Eilish and Ed Sheeran to Elton John performed on Saturday night at a series of Global Citizen Live concerts in an effort to raise global awareness of climate change, hunger and the right to access vaccines for all.

Concerts were held in New York, Paris, Lagos, Rio, Sydney, Mumbai and other cities and broadcast live.

Global Citizen describes itself as a movement with a mission to end extreme poverty by 2030 and uses incentives such as concert tickets to place pressure on governments on issues related to sustainability and equality.

 

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