World Refugee Day 2022 Q & A with Silas Ayako
World Refugee Day Q & A with Silas Ayako
Silas Ayako, Project Clinical Officer, Protection of Refugees and Asylum Seekers at Kenya Red Cross joins us for a World Refugee Day Q & A. Silas presented his research about COVID-19 vaccination uptake among refugees in Turkana County, Kenya, during VARN2022.
How do you combat misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines and promote accurate messages to refugees?
“We decided to always involve the leaders when engaging the community– we start with them. We call the religious leaders, local leaders or whatever leaders are in the community and we educate them first and we do inception meetings on what we are about to start implementing. From there they start spreading the message to the community.”
Every person has the right to seek safety – whoever
they are, wherever they come from, and whenever
they are forced to flee