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Unite endorses Cuban medic volunteers for Nobel Peace Prize for their work in fighting Covid-19 pandemic

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Unite has endorsed the nomination of a team of Cuban medics – known as the Henry Reeve Brigade – for the Nobel Peace Prize this year for their work in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Henry Reeve Brigade was established in 2005 in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina and comprises a team of thousands of Cuban doctors, nurses and technicians who help countries hit by natural disasters or pandemics.

This year, their team of nearly 4,000 medics have volunteered alongside health workers in 39 countries across the world to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

In the video below, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey explains why Unite is supporting the nomination of the Henry Reeve Brigade for the Nobel Peace Prize. Please watch and share.

You find out more about the Henry Reeve Brigade here.

By Hajera Blagg

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