As people work together to respond to the global health crisis, attempting to make vaccinations accessible to all as soon as possible, is a race against the virus mutating and becoming resistant to existing vaccines.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, governments have been confronted with difficult decisions to make, including avoiding economic disaster. Stateless people—individuals with no legal identification—are at heightened risk of being overlooked and forgotten in some contexts.

This webinar will explore answers to the question: How can governments ensure that COVID-19 doesn't disproportionately affect people and communities who have always been overlooked and treated as invisible? The pre-existing vulnerability of stateless people puts them at greater risk of being left behind when national public health campaigns, such as vaccinations, are planned. Participants will receive suggestions for how churches help fight vaccination inequity, and ensure that national vaccination campaigns are inclusive of citizens and non-citizens.

Speakers include:

  • Amal de Chickera, Co-Director, Institute of Statelessness and Inclusion
  • Dr Ronald Lalthanmawia, Programme Coordinator for Prophetic Diakonia, Christian Conference of Asia (CCA)
  • Mira Neaimeh, Regional Executive, World Student Christian Federation - Middle East
  • Marcella Rouweler,Legal Officer, UNHCR Statelessness Section
  • Gorden Simango, Director, All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC)