Yemen- Nine Thousand Kids in Hajjah Governorate Face an Imminent Threat of Polio Infection

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Amid appalling humanitarian conditions and unbreakable siege, 9 thousand kids are facing an imminent threat of getting infected with poliovirus in the Hajjah Governorate. The imminent catastrophe looms as numerous children haven’t yet received polio vaccines. In this respect, the director of the health office in the Hiran District, Hajjah Governorate, Tariq Miswak Heba said that children and pregnant mothers in the liberated areas of the northern Hajjah governorate suffer from a complete absence of basic healthcare. He added that 2450 babies along with 8900 kids under the age of 5 in the liberated areas haven’t received any vaccines at all.

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