Germany supports vaccination against COVID-19 in Libya with 5 million euros

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A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Vaccine COVID-19" sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

Germany is providing 5 million euros (6 million U.S. dollars) to help Libya with its vaccination campaign against COVID-19, the German Embassy in Libya said.

According to the embassy, the aid, provided via the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), will help vaccinate 4.8 million people.

The 19-month project will ensure quicker access to vaccines for the vulnerable, including those in remote areas as well as migrants and refugees, it noted.

The fund will also help establish a reliable cold chain in the North African country, boost its coordination capacity, train 6,000 workers and raise public awareness of the benefits and risks of vaccination, the embassy said.

Since the start of its vaccination campaign, 70,000 people in Libya have been vaccinated so far.

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