The message is straightforward. We’re not totally protected till everyone seems to be protected
Jakarta (ANTARA) – Governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan emphasised that vaccination for international refugees or asylum seekers stranded within the capital is a humanitarian process.
“I need to underline that it is a humanitarian process. The message is straightforward. We’re not totally protected till everyone seems to be protected. That is a crucial message. It is not possible for us to be totally protected, if not all of us are protected,” the governor remarked after reviewing vaccinations for asylum seekers on the Bulungan Sports activities Heart, South Jakarta, Thursday.
Baswedan expressed gratitude that the residents of Jakarta additionally cared for refugees, so they may really feel a way of consolation and ease within the capital metropolis.
The previous minister of training and tradition expressed optimism that the refugees would discover peace in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic after being vaccinated.
“We, Jakartans, ought to be grateful that we will defend our brothers and sisters of various nationalities who’re refugees in our place, in order that they’ll really feel comfy,” he remarked.
Baswedan lauded the UNHCR for its laborious work to date to facilitate refugees.
“We thank the UNHCR. What it has been doing is extraordinary humanitarian work,” he remarked.
Facilitating refugees isn’t a easy job however a posh process starting from offering for primary must dealing with administrative papers.
Baswedan is sanguine that the preliminary vaccination drive for refugees could be a very good begin to finishing the vaccination for round seven thousand of them within the capital.
“At present, there are round seven thousand refugees in Jakarta. Hopefully, this might be accomplished, in order that in Jakarta, all may be protected,” he remarked.
Head of the Jakarta Chamber of Commerce and Trade (Kadin Jakarta) Diana Dewi said that some 600 asylum seekers partook within the first stage of vaccination with the Sinopharm vaccine administered on the Bulungan Sports activities Heart.
Recipients of the vaccine got here from 13 international locations: Afghanistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Yemen, Sudan, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Myanmar, Uganda and Congo.
Of the entire quantity, 313 are from Afghanistan.
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