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UNHCR Global COVID-19 Emergency Response, 22 November 2021

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Highlights

  • In the beginning of November, UNHCR, IOM and WHO launched an open letter to the G20 leaders asking them to ensure access to vaccines for refugees and migrants and to support low- and middle- income countries to combat COVID-19;

  • An interactive report recently released by UNHCR highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Venezuelan refugees and migrants facing homelessness and eviction as a result of lockdowns and the worsening socio-economic situation and loss of livelihood opportunities;

  • One of the first COVAX delivery from the humanitarian buffer will take place to the Islamic Republic of Iran, covering also Afghan refugees. The application was facilitated by UNHCR, working in close coordination with GAVI and partners within the IASC.