BANGLADESH / COVID-19 VACCINATION ROHINGYA REFUGEES

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Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh are receiving COVID-19 vaccines as part of a national vaccination drive to curb the spread of the deadly virus. UNHCR

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STORY: BANGLADESH / COVID-19 VACCINATION ROHINGYA REFUGEES
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SOURCE: UNHCR
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LANGUAGE: ROHINGYA / NATS
DATELINE: 10 AUGUST 2021, CAMP 4 EXTENSION, UKHIYA, COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH

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1. Wide shot, camp street with refugees walking by
2. Med shot, vaccination sign
3. Wide shot, men and woman waiting to get vaccinated
4. Wide shot, woman walking inside the vaccination facility
5. Med shot, woman registering for the vaccine
6. Med shot, woman getting her COVID-19 shot
7. Med shot, man walking inside the vaccination facility
8. Med shot, man registering for the vaccine
9. Med shot, man getting his COVID-19 shot
10. Wide shot, men and woman waiting to get vaccinated
11, Med shot, man getting his COVID-19 shot
12. Med shot, health worker filling in documents
13. Med shot, health worker loading a syringe
14. SOUNDBITE (ROHINGYA) Mohammed Shafi:
"I felt a little sick initially but now I am feeling better. I will tell everyone in the camp to take the vaccine and also that I have taken it. The government is doing it for the betterment of the refugees. I feel at peace after taking the vaccine."

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Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh are receiving COVID-19 vaccines as part of a national vaccination drive to curb the spread of the deadly virus.

The vaccination drive is being led by Bangladesh authorities with technical support from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the World Health Organization (WHO) and other humanitarian partners.

Over 4,000 refugees received their first COVID-19 vaccine on the first day. Those eligible for vaccination in the first cohort include some 48,000 individuals over 55 years of age. The drive will continue until 17 August.

Thousands of refugees and host community volunteers have been instrumental in the fight against the pandemic, informing refugees about health and hygiene, monitoring any signs of illness, and connecting the refugee community with critical health services.

These vaccinations follow the devastating monsoon rains that hit Cox’s Bazar District over the past weeks, causing flash floods and landslides which killed eight Rohingya refugees and 15 Bangladeshis in the host communities. Almost 25,000 refugees were displaced due to landslides, flooding, wind and storms. Thousands of facilities have been damaged including primary health clinics, distribution points and latrines. Access was hindered due to damage to roads, pathways and bridges.

UNHCR’s Emergency Response Teams, and partners, refugee and host community volunteers provide support to families forced to relocate, to begin immediate repairs of shelters and other site improvements and to ensure access to essential services for all. While the weather has improved over the last few days, the monsoon season will continue for another couple of months followed by the cyclone season.
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