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China Extends Pandemic Relief to Another Multilateral Organization

Liu Yuxi, China's ambassador to the African Union, and Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa attend a handover ceremony for medical supplies donated to UNECA, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 24, 2021. Image via Xinhua.

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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