Emirates SkyCargo, the cargo division of Emirates airline has signed an agreement with UNICEF to prioritise the transport of Covid-19 vaccines, essential medicines, medical devices and other critical supplies.
The Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative spearheaded by Unicef brings together a number of partners collectively capable of distributing essential supplies to more than 100 markets in support of the COVAX Facility, said a press release.
In October 2020, Emirates SkyCargo announced that it was setting up the world's largest EU GDP certified airside distribution hub dedicated to the storage and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines.
In January 2021, Emirates SkyCargo joined hands with three other Dubai-based entities- DP World, International Humanitarian City and Dubai Airports to form a Covid vaccine alliance for rapid transport of vaccines to the developing world through Dubai.
Emirates SkyCargo is providing air cargo transportation service to and from Bangladesh using their dedicated freighter and bellyhold passenger aircraft