Jordan caught the attention of international media in January 2021 by becoming the first country in the world to start vaccinating refugees. As a result of the civil war in neighbouring Syria, the Kingdom hosts more than 750,000 refugees, the second highest share per capita.
“We all live together regardless of our nationality, and when the virus spreads, it doesn’t distinguish between refugees or Jordanians," says Hanadi, a frontline health worker at Za'atari refugee camp.
"That is why our work is so important — it is for the protection of everyone in Jordan."
So far, Jordan fully vaccinated more than 25 per cent of its population, with 477,750 doses coming through COVAX facility.
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