Help us get much needed vaccines to people in Bosnia and Herzegovina!

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Help us get much needed vaccines to people in Bosnia and Herzegovina!

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Petition in English:

The Congress of Bosniaks of North America (CBNA) sent a letter to Ambassador Samantha Power (USAID Administrator) on June 7th (https://bosniak.org/2021/06/11/cbnas-letters-to-antony-blinken-and-samantha-power/ to express their concern “regarding the dire humanitarian situation and public health crisis unfolding in Bosnia.” They urged Ambassador Power to allocate US donated vaccines to Bosnia and Herzegovina (“Bosnia”), where they are desperately needed.

According to the press release “[a]s of the end of May, only 1.34% of the Bosnian population was vaccinated, with the vast majority of those vaccinations occurring outside of Bosnia. This is among the lowest vaccination rates in the world.  The Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center reported that Bosnia’s mortality rate during the last wave was approximately 4.4%, making it the ninth highest mortality rate in the world.”

The Biden administration already distributed a number of vaccines abroad, but Bosnia unfortunately did not find itself on the list. On June 9th, the Biden administration announced they are purchasing 500,000,000 Pfizer doses to donate abroad! We need to act without delay to ensure that Bosnia gets its fair share of these vaccines! 

Most of the vaccines received by the Bosnian government so far have been donated. Only on June 10th, did the Bosnian government announce a pending order of vaccines from China (500,000) and Russia. It is not clear when these vaccines will be delivered, but it is clear that they won’t be enough to vaccinate the country.

With that, by signing this petition, you are supporting fair vaccine distribution and you are asking the US administration to extend a helping hand to a country that is in dire need. Let's show Ambassador Power that our communities in the US and abroad strongly support this request.  

Thank you for giving voice to the voiceless! 

Peticija na Bosanskom:

Kongres Bošnjaka Sjeverne Amerike (KBSA) je 7. juna 2021. godine uputio pismo ambasadorici Samanthi Power, administratorici USAID-a (https://bosniak.org/2021/06/11/cbnas-letters-to-antony-blinken-and-samantha-power /), u kome je izražena zabrinutost u vezi teške humanitarne situacije izazvane korona virusom i krize javnog zdravstva u Bosni i Hercegovini (BiH). U pismu se ambasadorica Power poziva da jedan broj vakcina, koje SAD planira donirati cijelom svijetu, udijeli državi BiH, kojoj su prijeko potrebne.

Prema saopćenju za javnost, do kraja mjeseca maja, samo 1.34% BiH stanovništva je bilo vakcinisano, pri čemu se velika većina tih vakcinacija dogodila izvan BiH. Ovo je među najnižim stopama vakcinisanja u svijetu. Resursni centar za koronavirus Univerziteta Johns Hopkins objavio je da je stopa smrtnosti u BiH u toku posljednjeg talasa koronavirusa iznosila približno 4.4%, što je državu BiH postavilo na deveto mjesto u svijetu po stopi smrtnosti".

Bajdenova Administracija je već distribuirala određen broj vakcina inostranstvu, ali se BiH nažalost nije našla na ovoj listi. Američka administracija je 9. juna objavila da SAD kupuje 500 miliona doza Pfizer vakcina u svrhu donacije ostatku svijeta! Pozivamo Vas da djelujemo bez odgađanja kako bismo osigurali da BiH dobije dio ovih vakcina!

Većina vakcina koje je do sada BiH primila su donacije drugih država. Tek 10. juna, BiH vlada je objavila da će naručiti vakcine iz Kine (500.000) i Rusije. Iako nije jasno kada će ove vakcine biti isporučene, sasvim je jasno da one neće biti dovoljne za vakcinaciju svih stanovnika BiH.

Potpisivanjem ove peticije podržavate fer raspodjelu vakcina i tražite od američke administracije da pruži ruku pomoći zemlji kojoj je prijeko potrebna pomoć. Pokažimo ambasadorici Power da naše zajednice u SAD-u i u inostranstvu snažno podržavaju ovaj zahtjev.

Hvala Vam na podršci našoj Bosni i Hercegovini!

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