(只有英文)聯合國兒童基金會專機今抵薩納機場 為也門兒童提供疫苗

 

(只有英文)聯合國兒童基金會專機今抵薩納機場 為也門兒童提供疫苗

On 25 November 2017, a shipment of vaccines is delivered to the Sana’a International airport, bringing in15 tonnes of BCG, Penta and PCV vaccine supplies to protect Yemeni children from diseases such as diphtheria and tetanus.

In November 2017, Yemen is facing the largest humanitarian crisis and the worst food crisis in the world. Nearly 7 million people do not know where their next meal will come from and the survival of millions of people depends on humanitarian assistance opera-tions. Fuel, medicines and food are essential in this context.  The recent closure of the Yemen’s airspace, sea and land ports has worsened the already shrinking space for the lifesaving humanitarian work. It is blocking the delivery of vital humanitarian assistance to children in desperate need in Yemen. And it is making a catastrophic situation for children far worse. Missions on the ground are not possible, blocking the movement of humanitarian workers and supplies, meaning that millions of children will be deprived of lifesaving humanitarian assistance.

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On 25 November 2017, a shipment of vaccines is delivered to the Sana’a International airport, bringing in15 tonnes of BCG, Penta and PCV vaccine supplies to protect Yemeni children from diseases such as diphtheria and tetanus.

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SANA’A/AMMAN/NEW YORK/HONG KONG, 25 November 2017 – A UNICEF-chartered aircraft carrying lifesaving vaccines has landed in Sana’a airport earlier today.

The aircraft carried 1.9 million doses of vaccines. The vaccines will reach 600,000 children in a nation-wide vaccination campaign all over Yemen. The campaign aims at immunizing children against diseases including diphtheria, whooping cough, tuberculosis, pneumonia and meningitis.

The vaccines arrive at a critical time for Yemeni children as stocks were rapidly running out, increasing the risk for more children to fall sick or even die. Already, across Yemen today, a child dies already every 10 minutes of preventable causes.

Girls and boys in Yemen look forward to the arrival of more urgently needed humanitarian supplies.