IOM Azerbaijan contributes to the prevention of the COVID-19 pandemic among vulnerable migrants
- IOM Azerbaijan has joined efforts with its partner the State Migration Service (SMS) to support the government's response and relief efforts by procurement and supply of kits that include COVID-19 related personal protective equipment (PPE) to vulnerable migrants.
The kits with information leaflets on COVID-19, hand sanitizer, thermometers, gloves, masks, and antibacterial wipes were delivered to vulnerable migrants (foreign nationals) temporarily residing in Baku by members of the “Migration Volunteer” Public Union under the SMS.
In total, 276 migrants were provided with food, temporary housing, medical and documentary assistance, and 400 migrants were provided with PPE kits.
The assistance was delivered to vulnerable and stranded migrants in the frame of the regional project on humanitarian assistance to stranded, vulnerable migrants (foreign nationals) in the South Caucasian countries funded by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM).