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Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, 26 August 2021 - COVAX, Lebanon

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Turning to Lebanon, the Secretary-General is expressing his deep concern about the rapidly deteriorating socioeconomic situation in the country. The people of Lebanon are struggling every day with hyperinflation, acute shortages of fuel, electricity, medicine and even access to clean water. The Secretary-General calls on all Lebanese political leaders to urgently form an effective government of national unity that can bring immediate relief, justice and accountability to the people of Lebanon and also drive an ambitious and meaningful course for reform to restore access to basic services, restore stability, promote sustainable development and inspire hope for a better future for Lebanon and its people.


A quick COVAX update, this one from Barbados, which has received 33,600 vaccine doses through the COVAX. This is the third allocation for the country, which brings the total doses of vaccines delivered to 100,800. And Honduras just received 99,450 vaccine doses out of a total of some 3.7 million vaccines received in the country through that facility.