SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 13 June 2021, Sunday | النسخة العربية

stumbling of Palestinian vaccinating plan against corona

World Bank announced on Monday that the vaccination plan in the Palestinian territories against the emerging corona virus is facing a funding shortfall of 30 million dollars, even after taking into account the support provided by a global program to provide vaccines to poor economies. The bank said that Israel, which is one of the leaders in the world in terms of speed of vaccination, may consider donating surplus doses to the Palestinians to help accelerate the start of the vaccination campaign in the occupied West Bank and Gaza. He added, “In order to ensure an effective vaccination campaign, it is imperative that the Palestinian and Israeli authorities coordinate the financing, purchase and distribution of safe and effective vaccines for (Covid 19).”

The World Bank said that the cost estimates indicate that “about 55 million$ is needed in total to cover 60 percent of the population, and there is currently a shortfall of 30 million$,” and called for additional aid from donors