One million Syria kids at risk as jabs campaign halts

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A Syrian boy gets his measles jab in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. Photo: UNICEF/Alaa Malhas

The lives of "at least" one million Syrian children are at risk from missed vaccinations because of the conflict there, the UN warned Thursday.

In a joint appeal by the UN Children's Fund UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), the agencies highlighted increasing attacks on healthworkers and facilities in Idlib, which have halted the jabs campaign in the city.

UNICEF's Juliette Touma also told Daniel Johnson that some two million children are out of the agency's reach because of the more than five-year war.

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