Saudia Cargo joins UNICEF initiative to support worldwide vaccines delivery mission

SourceSaudi Gazette
SectorTransport
CountrySaudi Arabia

RIYADH — Saudia Cargo is one of the first airfreight companies to join the Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative launched by UNICEF to support the prioritization 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 COVAX 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 capacity to routes whenever necessary, and take the important measures of temperature control and security.“Saudia Cargo is ready and on full power to operate for UNICEF Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative and take part in this global vaccines delivery effort through Saudia ...read more...