Covid: UNHCR, refugees in Jordan vaccinated

Grandi 'all countries include them in national campaigns'

14 January, 17:28

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, JANUARY 14 - Jordan is one of the first countries in the world to start vaccinating refugees against Covid-19, said UN Refugee Agency UNHCR on Thursday. Raia Alkabasi, an Iraqi woman who lives in the northern city of Irbid, was the first UNHCR-registered refugee in the country to receive the vaccine at the Irbid Vaccination Clinic today.

    Jordan's Ministry of Health is administering the vaccinations. "Once again Jordan has shown exemplary leadership and solidarity in hosting refugees," said UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi. "The country has included refugees in every aspect of the public health response to the pandemic, including the national vaccination campaign, proving how it should be done if we are to keep everyone safe," he said. "I appeal to all countries to follow suit and include refugees in their vaccination drives on par with nationals and in line with Covax allocation principles," he said.(ANSAmed). (ANSA).

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