Madrid, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) An international initiative to collect funds for the purchase of syringes destined for Cuba has raised more than 67,000 euros in Spain until Friday, the non-governmental organization (NGO) SODEPAZ informed.
What has been achieved to date amounts to 67,166 euros, equivalent to 806,000 syringes, that is, we are about to reach a million we set ourselves, Paco Calderon, from Solidarity for Development and Peace (SODEPAZ), told Prensa Latina.
The idea is to reach that goal in the next few days and support Cuba in its efforts to immunize its entire population this year with its own vaccines, the representative of the NGO promoting this global campaign in Spain underlined.
Under the slogan ‘The blockade kills, your solidarity saves lives’, the initiative promoted by SODEPAZ is supported by more than 50 Spanish solidarity organizations with the Caribbean nation, Cuban emigration associations, political parties and unions.
Although Cuba has the vaccines produced by its biotechnology centers, it lacks other elements necessary for the immunization campaign such as syringes or bottles, the NGO stated in a statement.
This international initiative aims to collect funds in Europe to buy 10 million syringes.
The campaign should end on June 23, day in which the United Nations General Assembly will vote on the resolution ‘The Necessity of Ending the Economic, Commercial and Financial Blockade Imposed by the United States of America against Cuba.’