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Myanmar: Coronavirus

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL5959, tabled on 4 February 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to supply COVID-19 vaccines into Myanmar through civil society organisations based near the borders of that country.

Answered on

18 February 2022

We are deeply concerned about the impact of Covid on Myanmar's population. The UK has adapted our aid programmes to deliver an immediate response and longer-term recovery to boost resilience.

The UK is providing £11 million for the Covid-19 and broader health response in Myanmar this year, which is now being delivered through the UN, civil society and ethnic health organisations. The UK-funded COVAX facility, administered by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations (GAVI) partnership, has allocated 22.2 million Covid doses to Myanmar. We are working with GAVI to ensure that the people of Myanmar have access to the allocation of Covid-19 vaccinations through COVAX.

We are working closely with other donors, including other civil society organisations, to find equitable, safe and unhindered delivery of Covid vaccines.