International (MNN) — Around the world, countries have made some progress vaccinating against COVID-19. But for the vaccinations to reduce the number of COVID-19 transmissions, large numbers of the population must receive them, especially the most vulnerable.
In Greece, thousands of refugees fall into that category. Tasos Ioannidis of AMG International says, “Refugees have been promised vaccines. Greece follows a similar protocol that is being followed in the U.S. and in Europe. It’s focusing on the more vulnerable parts of the population first. They started with the medical professionals, and with the more elderly people.”
Pandemic impact on refugees
But vaccine inequality for refugees and poorer countries continues to plague the world. In fact, it has been linked to the rise of the Omicron variant. The virus has not been eliminated in these areas, allowing it to mutate.
In Greece, refugees also suffer the most from continuing lockdowns and the effects of the pandemic. Pray for a swift end to the pandemic, and support AMG as they proclaim Christ among these populations. Ioannidis says, “I would ask your listeners to pray for the ongoing ministry, especially as the smaller groups are gathering. Pray God will be at work and that the word of God will impact lives.”
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