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European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
EU humanitarian initiative

to support COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic is placing an unprecedented strain on the whole world. The EU has been leading international efforts in response to the pandemic, including vaccination.

As  stated by European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, “no one is safe until everyone is safe”. That is why, in early 2021, the EU launched a humanitarian initiative to ensure that vaccines against COVID-19 would reach the most vulnerable populations living on the African continent.

Facts & figures

€100 million
EU humanitarian support to COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Africa
in 2 tracks.
€425 million
Team Europe contribution to the COVAX Facility
to help speed up the pace of vaccination in Africa.
145 million doses
Team Europe vaccines shared with Africa
until February 2022.

Benificiary countries

Map of Africa

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