The World Health Organization (WHO) in cooperation with the Bangladesh government will provide the Covid-19 vaccine to Rohingya refugees. The Cox’s Bazar RRRC office has completed altogether the required preliminary activities in this regard, according to Shah Reduwan Hayat, additional secretary of Rohingya Relief and Repatriation Commissioner.
“We are ready, to take the next step regarding Covid-19 vaccine for Rohingya refugees as soon as we get the final instructions from the government” he added.
Noticeably out of 34 Rohingya refugee camps in Ukhia-Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar, Covid-19 infection has increased alarmingly in 5 of them. These areas are declared lockdown since May 20 and will continue till May 31.
In addition, all regular activities in the remaining 29 Rohingya refugee camps have been postponed from Tuesday, May 20, except for urgent needs. The Rohingya camps that have been locked down are Kutupalong West 2, 3, 4, 15 and 24.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is vaccinating about 1.1 million Rohingya refugees in 34 Rohingya refugee camps and 25% locals, according to a reliable source.Operational-Partners-Presence-in-UNHCR-managed-camps_20210506