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Syrian Arab Republic: More than 355,000 children under five years-old vaccinated against polio in hard to reach areas of Syria [EN/AR]

Source: World Health Organization, UN Children s Fund Country: Syrian Arab Republic
DAMASCUS, 18 August 2017 – UNICEF, the World Health Organisation and partners have completed the first round of a vaccination campaign in response to the recent outbreak of vaccine-derived polio in Syria. The campaign provided vital protection against the disease to more than 355,000 children under five years old in the Governorates of Deir Ez Zor and Raqqa, where violence has made access especially difficult. “UNICEF

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