UN Wraping Up Second Round of Cholera Vaccinations in Yemen

October 8, 2018

Over 3,000 health workers fanned out across Hodeidah and Ibb governorates. Both are areas where Houthi rebels and Saudi Arabia-backed government forces are engaged in war.A spokesman for the U.N. Children’s Fund, Christophe Boulierac, said the campaign went ahead because the warring parties agreed to stop fighting during so-called Days of Tranquility, a period that lasted six days.“Before the end of the year, many more people will need to be vaccinated in Yemen against cholera,” he said. “And millions of more children will need to be immunized against polio, against measles, against pneumonia and other preventable diseases.”

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