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Unrest Deprives Thousands of Children of Polio Vaccine in Afghanistan

Widespread unrest in Afghanistan has kept thousands of children from receiving polio vaccines, Afghan officials claim. "During each polio vaccination drive, we target about 6 million children," Mir Jan Rasekh, head of the Afghanistan Polio Eradication Public Awareness Program, told VOA. "But due to unrest, fighting, and opposition of armed groups to the vaccine, an estimated 300,000 children (will be) missing the polio vaccines." Rasekh added, "IS fighters do...

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