In addition to providing vaccines directly to the communities we serve, the IRC is partnering with the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants and Migrants (NRC-RIM) to help prevent and mitigate the spread and impact of COVID-19 in refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities.
Through this project, the IRC in Atlanta has welcomed three new team members onboard—Christy Nyeing, Robel Woldeab and Tila Ghalley—as Community Outreach Assistants, who are focused on disseminating accurate and culturally and linguistically appropriate information about the vaccine and creating materials for refugee youth—their peers—in the community.
On June 7, Christy, Robel and Tila hosted a Facebook Live event to answer questions from young people in the community and address myths, misinformation and frequently asked questions they have collected through their work with the IRC-CORE-DeKalb County COVID Response Team. This event was recorded and is available to watch on our YouTube Channel here. We encourage you to share this resource with young people, teachers, youth development workers and anyone else who could benefit from this information!
#GetVaccinated with the IRC-CORE team every Friday at Clarkston First Baptist Church, 3999 Church St, Clarkston, GA 30021 between 10am and 4pm! No appointment required. Learn more: dekalbvax.coreresponse.org
Interpretation is available in the following languages: Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, English, French, Karen, Kinyarwanda, Kurdish, Lingala, Malay, Nepali, Oromo, Portuguese, Rohingya, Spanish, Swahili, Tigrinya and Zulu.
To learn more about the work of the IRC in Atlanta and for information on how you can get involved with the IRC as a donor or volunteer, please contact Development Manager, Kalie Lasiter, at [email protected] or 678-636-8941.