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Islamist Militants Threaten Polio Immunization Campaign In Syria

IRIN: Will Islamic State allow polio drive?
“In Syria’s brutal civil war, the announcement in late January that the country had effectively beaten polio again was a rare bright spot. … But even this small achievement is now threatened as the Islamist militants have cracked down on aid groups, and others have been scared off by counter-terrorism measures. Ahead of a major push to immunize children across the country, what chance do the more than one million children living under ISIS in Syria have of getting the jab?…” (Dyke, 9/2).

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