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Millions Of Nepalese Children Face Food, Medicine Shortages Ahead Of Winter Due To Border Blockades, UNICEF Warns

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Nepal unrest leaves millions of children facing food, medicine shortages: U.N.
“Unrest over Nepal’s new constitution has led to severe shortages of fuel, food, medicines, and vaccines, putting more than three million children at risk of disease during the harsh winter months, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Monday…” (Whiting, 11/30).

U.N. News Centre: Nepal: millions of children at risk this winter due to severe shortage of essential supplies, UNICEF warns
“…Over the past 10 weeks, vital imports of essential commodities have been severely restricted at Nepal’s southern border due to unrest over the country’s new constitution. According to UNICEF, the government’s regional medical stores have already run out of BCG vaccines against tuberculosis and stocks of other vaccines and antibiotics are critically low…” (11/30).

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