Amnesty International has condemned rich countries for hoarding Covid-19 vaccines as it accused China and others of exploiting the pandemic to undermine human rights.
In its annual report, Amnesty’s secretary general Agnes Callamard said the human right campaign group said the health crisis had exposed “broken” policies and that cooperation was the only way forward.
“The pandemic has cast a harsh light on the world’s inability to cooperate effectively and equitably,”
“The richest countries have hijacked a near-monopoly of the world’s supply of vaccines, leaving countries with the fewest resources to face the worst health and human rights outcomes.”
Callamard however called for an immediate acceleration of the global vaccine rollout, to further enhance world’s capacity for cooperation”.