Jordan, the first country in the world to vaccinate refugees

Jordan has become the first country in the world to administer the coronavirus vaccine to refugees, the United Nations has reported.

Raia al-Kabasi, an Iraqi living in the northern city of Irbid, was among the first of the refugees to receive the vaccine last week, UNHCR said in a statement on Saturday.

The country hosts 744,795 refugees, with more than 650,000 from Syria. Since the first Covid-19 case was detected in Jordan, at least 1,928 refugees living in camps have tested positive for the virus.

At least 100 refugees have been vaccinated since the programme began on Wednesday.

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