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Vaccinations begin in Rohingya camps

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 12 August 2021 – The rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations has begun in Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh. The vaccination campaign, led by national authorities in partnership with aid organisations on the ground, aims to vaccinate 48,000 eligible refugees by August 17. Medair, an international emergency relief organisation, is among said organisations participating in this joint effort. “We are thankful Rohingya refugees have not been left behind in the global race to get people vaccinated,” said Rachel Hirons, Medair’s Bangladesh Director. “Like anyone else, Rohingya refugees deserve to be protected from this virus, and accessing…

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