The Islamists prevent polio vaccinations for children in Somalia

Posted on August 17, 2013


BTI, AFP ravaged by the civil war in Somalia is now suffering from polio. The country has so far been found in more than 105 polio infection.
About 600 000 children are estimated shall be without the vaccine. According to the UN for their vaccination has been difficult, especially in the southern and central regions, where the dominant Islamist al-Shabaab has prevented the children’s vaccinations.

According to the UN aid workers have been, among other things, difficulties to reach the area.

Aid workers have reported increased attacks on its staff to Somalia. On Thursday, Doctors Without Borders decided to stop all activities in the country for more than 20 years. The reason told to increased insecurity.

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