June 18, 2021

No-one is safe until everyone is safe – why we need a global response to COVID-19

Basil, a 35-year-old Syrian refugee, receives the COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Jordan’s Zaatari camp.  © UNHCR/Shawkat Alharfosh

Equitable vaccine distribution is a humanitarian imperative 

There is a choice. The world of the next 10 years can be one of greater justice, abundance and dignity. Or it can be one of conflict, insecurity and poverty.  

We are at a turning point. COVID-19 has been a truly global crisis in which we all have shouldered a burden. In many cases this has caused us to reflect on those longer injustices that have perpetuated in parts of the world where the pandemic is yet another layer of misery, instability and unrest. These inequalities have been exposed and exacerbated by the impact of the pandemic, both between and within countries. The effects will be felt on a global scale for years to come.  

The impact of a…

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