United Nations Tells European Union to Give Vaccines to Migrants

United Nations Tells European Union to Give Vaccines to Migrants


The UN Migration Agency, or International Organization for Migration (IOM), appeared to call on European Union member-states to ensure all migrants in their territory receive coronavirus vaccines, regardless of legal status.

“When we have now news about a vaccine, the challenge that EU European member states are confronted with, is to guarantee access to the vaccine to everybody that is in your territory, not just your citizens, but also all the refugees, displaced people and migrants that are in Europe,” argued Antonio Vitorino, the United Nations agency’s director-general — seeming to suggest that Europe’s largely publicly-funded health services shoulder the cost of vaccinating all migrants, not just those with legal status as refugees.

“It is for the sake of their safety and well-being of the entire host communities’ in the countries taking them in,” Vitorino said.

“No-one is safe until everybody is safe,” he insisted, going on the suggest that

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