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Saturday, 13 May, 2023

Over 1 million polio vaccines destroyed in Sudan: UNICEF – Daily Sabah

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund said Friday that over 1 million polio vaccines for children have been looted in Sudan during the upsurge in violence since April, according to an email from Hazel De Wet, deputy director of UNICEF’s Office of Emergency Programmes.

A World Health Organization (WHO) database shows there have been 28 attacks on health care facilities in Sudan since the conflict erupted last month, pitting Sudan’s army against the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces.

The agency was in the middle of a series of polio vaccination campaigns in Sudan following an outbreak at the end of 2022.

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