COVID-19 recovery and vaccine equity

COVID-19 remains a global emergency, even as some countries have managed move towards a recovery phase. Around the world, responders and communities are exhausted by this crisis. But we cannot afford to let up on our response—many millions of lives are still in the balance. We must also make sure that the recovery does not leave anyone behind.

Our calls to action

Marshall Islands Red Cross staff and volunteers support the government's rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in January 2021

Vaccine equity now

We call on states and pharmaceutical companies to move much faster towards a solution to the glaring inequity in access to COVID-19 vaccines around the world.

People in Mahabaleshwar, India wait in line to receive their COVID-19 vaccine at a rural hospital supported by the Indian Red Cross Society

From the tarmac to people's arms

Broader access to vaccines also requires community-level delivery and social mobilization to support community understanding and acceptance.

A Syrian woman living in Turkey purchases fresh fruit and vegetables during the COVID-19 pandemic with cash assistance received through the Emergency Social Safety Net project

Recovering together

COVID-19 is not only a health crisis, it's a socio-economic crisis too.

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