China donated a batch of medical supplies (not vaccines though) to the United Nations Economic Commission in Africa in what now appears to be part of a larger effort to provide critical pandemic relief to United Nations organizations and other multilateral institutions.
Earlier this month, Beijing donated 300,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the UN for peacekeeping troops around the world. Also, China provided an unknown quantity of Sinopharm jabs to the staff at the Arab League Secretariat in Cairo.
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