A cargo plane of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) arrived on Thursday at Sana’a International Airport, carrying vaccines for children under the age of one year.
Around 9 tons of routine vaccines💉 arrived through #Sanaa Int’l Airport yesterday. They will be used to vaccinate over 500,000 children🧒 under 1 year during routine immunization campaigns in #Yemen.#VaccinesWork @FCDOGovUK @gavi @DFID_UK pic.twitter.com/ivuG0B0u3D
— UNICEF Yemen (@UNICEF_Yemen) November 26, 2021
The Director of the Vaccines Department in the Immunization Program, Taha al-Aqari, told Saba News Agency that the shipment contains 50,550 vials of BCG vaccine, 100,000 vials of the bivaccine, 100,000 vials of the injection paralysis vaccine, and 910,500 vials of other vaccines.
The Boeing-727 cargo plane received all air navigation services in accordance with the terms and requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), proving yet again that Sana’a Airport is capable of receiving commercial international flights.