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UAE sends vaccines to Yemeni islands

The vaccines were sent to territory controlled by the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council.
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The United Arab Emirates dispatched COVID-19 vaccine doses to Yemen’s Socotra governorate on Thursday. Yemen’s fight against the coronavirus is hindered by the war raging in the country.

The 60,000 vaccine doses were sent by the Emirates Red Crescent to Khalifa bin Zayed Hospital, named after the Emirati president. They will be used in a free vaccination campaign for local residents in Socotra, according to the official Emirates News Agency.

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