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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is part of the United Nations System as the leading inter-governmental organization promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. IOM has had a presence in Jordan since 1994.
Our WorkAs the leading inter-governmental organization promoting since 1951 humane and orderly migration, IOM plays a key role to support the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through different areas of intervention that connect both humanitarian assistance and sustainable development. Across Jordan, IOM provides specific services to the Jordanian government to manage the migratory flows.
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Vaccination of Migrants and Refugees against COVID-19
Moha is from Mumbai, India and he has been working in a garment factory in Amman, Jordan, for the past 3 years. “I have family back in India and I need to keep working to provide for them especially after the pandemic and the more vulnerable situation we have been exposed to”.
He received a vaccine against COVID-19, thanks to the IOM and the Jordanian Ministry of Health which partnered to facilitate access to vaccination. Moha shared his experience with vaccination “The process to get vaccinated was clear and easy, me and all my colleagues had the opportunity to receive the vaccine at the factory without having to move anywhere or skip a day at work”.
From September 2021 to June 2022, IOM Jordan in partnership with Ministry of Health supported COVID-19 awareness raising and vaccination among refugee and migrant populations residing outside camps in key host communities across Jordan.
Overall, 25,568 refugees and migrants were vaccinated against COVID-19 through the deployment of Ministry of Health Mobile Vaccination Teams which was supported by IOM with the identification of locations across eight governorates in Jordan.
IOM also trained and deployed 25 community health workers from key geographical areas and communities of relevance to both migrants and refugees. This migrant-to-migrant/refugee-to-refugee approach helped providing correct information and advice on COVID-19 targeting vulnerable communities across the country.