Due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic UN Human Rights Council issued resolution 49/25 on ensuring equitable, affordable, timely and universal access for all countries to vaccines in response to the coronavirus disease.
Implementing this act, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights prepares the Report on the human rights implications of and good practices and key challenges in affordable, timely, equitable and universal access to and distribution of quality, safe, efficacious and affordable COVID-19 vaccines.
Acting in sustainable co-operation with UN institutions our Association sent submission to UN Office of the High Commissioner describing the relevant challenges, connected with Russian aggression in conditions of COVID pandemic.
ARC stressed in submission that Russia’s illegal attempted annexation of six regions of Ukraine: AR Crimea, Sevastopol, Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhya regions, blockade them by Russian troops from Ukraine-controlled territory and from third countries makes the population of the Russia-occupied territory of Ukraine maximally vulnerable to the COVID-19 issues, as there is no possibility to get certified vaccination and adequate medic aid in that area.
We pointed to UN High Commissioner on destruction by Russian troops the relevant medic institutions in the Kahovka, Melitopol, Tokmak, Berdyansk, Mariupol, Volnovakha and other Ukrainian towns makes the population of the relevant territory extremely vulnerable to the COVID-19 issues, that all inhabitants on the frontline are too vulnerable regarding COVID-19 dissemination due to ongoing aggressor’s warfare and missile strikes.