ICRC, Iran’s Red Crescent announce joint effort to vaccinate Afghan migrants

ICRC, Iran’s Red Crescent announce joint effort to vaccinate Afghan migrants

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) have announced joint measures to vaccinate Afghan migrants living in Iran against the new coronavirus infection as the country boosts efforts made to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Press TV, in a joint press release on Sunday, the two humanitarian bodies announced they have launched a plan to vaccinate up to 125,000 Afghan migrants as well as Iranian nationals against COVID-19 in eastern provinces of Iran as part of a partnership between the ICRC and the IRCS.

The initiative requires a total of 250,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to fully immunize 125,000 people in target groups against the new coronavirus infection.

During the ceremony held to announce the initiative, Mansoureh Bagheri, the IRCS’s Under-Secretary General for International Affairs and International Humanitarian Law thanked the ICRC, saying, “This is a very welcome donation from our…

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