WHO, Unicef stop Pakistan polio drive

2012-12-19 11:30

Islamabad - The UN children's agency (Unicef) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) suspended work on campaigns against polio in Pakistan on Wednesday after a series of attacks left nine health workers dead in three days.

Unicef spokesperson Michael Coleman told AFP the two organisations halted polio work in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces on Tuesday after attacks in Karachi and Peshawar, but extended the suspension nationwide after fresh bloodshed on Wednesday.

The Taliban is opposed to the campaign, saying it is a cover for espionage.

  • bryan.billy2 - 2012-12-19 12:01

    I think politics ts nw part of strategies!

  • leon.lipschitz - 2012-12-19 12:52

    None are so blind that those who lead

  • chez.kri - 2012-12-19 13:13

    And again, the children suffer.

      johnny.better.12 - 2012-12-19 14:54

      Only the dead have seen the end of war . . .

  • shannon.mcmurtrie.3 - 2012-12-19 14:00

    Where is Fidel today?

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