Saudia Cargo joins Unicef initiative to support global vaccines delivery mission

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Saudia Cargo, a dedicated freight subsidiary of Saudi Arabian national flag carrier Saudia, has joined Unicef Humanitarian Initiative to support worldwide vaccines delivery mission. According to the Saudi Arabian airfreight flag carrier, it is one of the first airfreight companies to join the initiative launched by Unicef to support the prioritisation of Covid-19 vaccines delivery alongside essential medicines, medical devices and other critical supplies to fight the pandemic. The members of the initiative are 10 leading airlines which together cover routes to over 100 countries with one goal in mind, to support the Coax Facility – the global effort to ensure equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines regardless of any country’s income level. Covax Facility’s first round distribution plan provides doses to 145 countries starting the first half of 2021. These countries will immunize 3% of their population, on average and subject to all requirements and final allocation plans. The initiative commits airlines to prioritize the shipment of all live-saving supplies, add freight more...