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Facing Polio Outbreak, UN Moves to Vaccinate Millions of Children

“United Nations officials said Friday that they were mobilizing to vaccinate 2.5 million young children in Syria and more than eight million others in the region to combat what they fear could be an explosive outbreak of polio,” according to The New York Times. The recent discovery of “a cluster of paralyzed young children in Deir al-Zour, a heavily contested city in eastern Syria,” comes at a time when the UN “is increasingly struggling with the problem of how to deliver basic emergency aid to millions of deprived civilians there.”

Read it in The New York Times.