Two-Thirds Of Children Living In Conflict Areas Aren't Vaccinated
UNICEF says children in conflict areas aren't getting vaccinated, showing that war and disease go hand in hand.By Bell Johnson | April 24, 2016
Nearly two-thirds of the world's unvaccinated children are living in conflict areas, according to new data from UNICEF.
South Sudan, Somalia and Syria are among the areas with the highest concentrations of children living without basic vaccines. Syrian immunization levels have dropped from 80 to 43 percent since the war there started five years ago.
The chief of immunization for UNICEF, Robin Nandy, says children can't get basic vaccines in those areas because sometimes clinics are deliberately targeted.