A cargo plane belonging to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has on Wednesday arrived at Sana’a International Airport, carrying vaccines for children under the age of ten.
More than 12.4M doses of Polio vaccines arrived today to #Yemen! These vaccines will protect more than 10M children under the age of 10 from Poliovirus. This was made possible thanks to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.#EndPolio@WHOYemen pic.twitter.com/vG6a0Lbbbz
— UNICEF Yemen (@UNICEF_Yemen) December 29, 2021
The Director of Vaccines Department in the Immunisation Program, Taha al-Aqari, said that the shipment contains 476,250 vials of the TPV vaccine against polio, meant for children under ten years of age.
The Boeing 727 cargo plane received all air navigation services in force at various international airports in accordance with the terms and requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
It is the first relief cargo plane to arrive at Sana’a airport after the resumption of flights by the United Nations and international humanitarian organizations operating in Yemen to and from the airport since last Monday, after the telecommunications and navigational devices were temporarily halted due to a Saudi attack.