Vaccinating refugees in Indonesia, for the benefit of all

Asha Bajaj
6 min readNov 7, 2021

UN/Canadian-Media: Refugees in Indonesia, many of whom have fled Afghanistan’s mounting crises, have lagged far behind the rest of the population when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations. The UN is helping to reverse this trend, UN reports said.

One recent Thursday, Ali Madad Ibrahimi accompanied an elderly man from Afghanistan to a registration desk under a big red and white tent in Jakarta’s central district.

He translated instructions into the Afghan Dari language, and the pair entered a spacious hall…

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Asha Bajaj

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