The M100M initiative aims to provide the COVID vaccine to more than 30 million refugees and displaced people in 20 countries.
The Qatar Red Crescent has announced that it will launch a $ 100 million humanitarian initiative to provide CVVID-19 vaccines to refugees, displaced persons and migrants around the world.
The campaign, which began on Monday, will run for three years and aims to cover 20 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Following a goal of “leaving no one behind”, the Qatar Red Crescent will implement the initiative in collaboration with the World Health Organization.
The Qatar Red Crescent said in a statement, “The procedures adopted in each country will be implemented through the World Health Organization in coordination with the relevant authorities.”
The objectives of the initiative are to promote and encourage vaccination against COVID-19 as well as to vaccinate “3,650,000 of the most vulnerable people in the refugee, IDP and immigrant communities”.
Target groups will also include the elderly, who have chronic diseases and humanitarian workers.
The project aims to provide the highest number of vaccines for displaced people and refugees in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, northern Syria, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Yemen – with plans for 400,000 inoculations in each country.
Lebanon, which has a per capita concentration of refugees around the world, is also included in the campaign and is expected to receive one and a half thousand people.
This week, Human Rights Watch reported that only 18 percent of Palestinian refugees and 17 percent of Syrian refugees eligible for vaccination have achieved their goal in Lebanon.
Many are quoted a Lack of information Fear about vaccine access or protection measures as a reason for not registering to get the vaccine.
By comparison, 24 percent of registered Lebanese are vaccinated against the deficit.
The Qatari branch of the Red Crescent was established in 1976. It gained international recognition from the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva in 1981 and joined the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.