The World Health Organisation announced that Syria received over 1.3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, the largest batch to arrive in the country via the COVAX Facility since the first delivery of vaccines in April.
Between January and September, several UN agencies participated in cross-border humanitarian operations from Turkey to Northwest Syria through the Bab Al-Hawa border crossing.
The administration in charge of northeast Syria has received its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines and begun administering them to health workers as the number of positive cases across the country continues to tick up.
A Covid-19 vaccination campaign has begun in northwest Syria after 53,800 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines were allocated to the area by the World Health Organisation.
The UAE has donated vaccines to Syria as the country grapples with a third wave of the pandemic.
The U.S. Department of Treasury has sought to reassure humanitarian agencies operating in Syria after growing criticism that sanctions designed to punish the regime are throttling aid to an increasingly impoverished population.