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Jordan Denies Preventing Palestinians of Syria from Coronavirus Vaccine

Published : 08-11-2021

Jordan Denies Preventing Palestinians of Syria from Coronavirus Vaccine

The Jordanian Foreign Affairs Ministry said it has been treating Jordanian nationals and foreigners on an equal basis regarding access to anti-coronavirus vaccines. 

Speaking with Jordanian journalist Bassim Sa’oub, the Minister said that even people without visas or who have illegally entered the country are entitled to get vaccines. It promised to reach out to people who have had difficulties getting vaccines and called on concerned persons to register their names on ad hoc lists.

Recently, a number of Palestinian refugees told AGPS that they are not covered by the latest Interior Ministry decision to vaccinate foreigners.

The situation of Palestinians from Syria is particularly a cause for alarm as the majority among them have fled the war-torn country and entered neighboring destinations through illegal routes.

In its fact sheet entitled “Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2021”, UNRWA said Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Jordan are confronted with increased hardship and vulnerability due to long-term displacement and difficult socio-economic conditions, coupled with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to UNRWA, 100% of PRS in Jordan are in need of winterization assistance and 17,800 PRS are in need of UNRWA cash assistance.

More than 2 million Palestine refugees registered with UNRWA live in Jordan.

There are ten recognized Palestine refugee camps throughout the country, which accommodate nearly 370,000 Palestine refugees. Jordan hosts the largest number of Palestine refugees of all of the UNWRA fields.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/12426

The Jordanian Foreign Affairs Ministry said it has been treating Jordanian nationals and foreigners on an equal basis regarding access to anti-coronavirus vaccines. 

Speaking with Jordanian journalist Bassim Sa’oub, the Minister said that even people without visas or who have illegally entered the country are entitled to get vaccines. It promised to reach out to people who have had difficulties getting vaccines and called on concerned persons to register their names on ad hoc lists.

Recently, a number of Palestinian refugees told AGPS that they are not covered by the latest Interior Ministry decision to vaccinate foreigners.

The situation of Palestinians from Syria is particularly a cause for alarm as the majority among them have fled the war-torn country and entered neighboring destinations through illegal routes.

In its fact sheet entitled “Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2021”, UNRWA said Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) in Jordan are confronted with increased hardship and vulnerability due to long-term displacement and difficult socio-economic conditions, coupled with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to UNRWA, 100% of PRS in Jordan are in need of winterization assistance and 17,800 PRS are in need of UNRWA cash assistance.

More than 2 million Palestine refugees registered with UNRWA live in Jordan.

There are ten recognized Palestine refugee camps throughout the country, which accommodate nearly 370,000 Palestine refugees. Jordan hosts the largest number of Palestine refugees of all of the UNWRA fields.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/12426