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Covid-19: Emirates SkyCargo to prioritise vaccine transportation

reporters@khaleejtimes.com Filed on February 16, 2021

The Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative brings together a number of partners collectively capable of distributing to more than 100 markets.

Emirates SkyCargo has signed an agreement with Unicef to prioritise the transport of Covid-19 vaccines, essential medicines, medical devices and other critical supplies to help fight the pandemic.

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The announcement is the latest in a series of measures undertaken by the freight division of Emirates to support global communities in recovering from the devastating impact of Covid-19.

The Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative spearheaded by Unicef brings together a number of partners collectively capable of distributing essential supplies to more than 100 markets in support of the Covax Facility, the global effort aimed at equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines.

"Every single day counts in the fight against Covid-19 and the sooner that communities can have access to Covid-19 vaccines, the sooner they can curb the spread of the virus and get back on their feet," said Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo.

"As a global player flying to more than 130 destinations, Emirates SkyCargo has been committed to the fight against the pandemic from the very early stages — and we have rolled out a number of initiatives to expedite the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines through Dubai, starting with our GDP certified dedicated airside hub," he said.

"Through our partnership with Unicef, we will be taking yet another step to prioritise and facilitate the rapid and secure movement of Covid-19 vaccines particularly to communities hard hit by the disease."

waheedabbas@khaleejtimes.com

Staff Reporter





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