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Gaza: Coronavirus

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL4714, tabled on 6 December 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that residents in Gaza receive their fair share of COVID-19 vaccinations.

Answered on

20 December 2021

Tackling COVID-19 remains a priority for the Government. We welcome the steps that the parties have taken so far to coordinate responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, including ensuring that essential medical supplies and staff can access Gaza, and encourage further dialogue in this regard. The UK is committed to global equitable access to effective vaccines as demonstrated by our £548 million contribution to the COVAX Advance Market Commitment - the international initiative to support global equitable access to vaccines. The Occupied Palestinian Territories was one of the first to receive vaccines from this scheme. The UK has raised the need for equitable access to vaccines in discussions with both the Palestinian Authority and Government of Israel.