The Children of Mary Charity is stepping up to speed up the vaccination campaign against the coronavirus by providing funding for the purpose of importing doses of vaccines, with the aim of helping the people get vaccinated and gain some ability to cope against the Corona virus, also reopen businesses that have been struggling through the Pandemic and the unprecedented economic crisis. As noted by ABC “Lebanon is currently in the grip of the worst economic and financial crisis in its modern history, exacerbated by lockdown measures related to the pandemic. Tens of thousands of people have lost their jobs and the local currency has lost 90% of its value against the dollar. That's led to inflation and shortages of food products and medicines. Lebanon, a small nation of 6 million people, including around 1 million Syrian refugees, began its inoculation campaign in mid-February after finalizing a deal for some 2 million doses with Pfizer. The Pfizer vaccines are funded by the World Bank while AstraZeneca vaccines will be provided under the U.N.-backed COVAX program. According to the World Bank, more than half the population is now living under the poverty line. With the private sector moving in, the numbers of people inoculated daily will multiply by more than three times compared with the current pace.” The vaccines are being sold for an average $40 per dose. ‘The minimum monthly salary in Lebanon is currently 675,000 Lebanese pounds, the equivalent of about $60.” Given the current economic situation most can not afford to pay for their vaccine. We are urging your support to help us enable the poor and needy people of Lebanon procure the much-needed vaccine.