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EU provides polio vaccine in Afghanistan, an additional € 40 million for child protection

european union In Afghanistan, we donated an additional € 25 million for polio vaccine and € 15 million for child protection.

Andreas von BrandtThe EU ambassador to Afghanistan said it is dangerous for children working outside the home, especially if these migrant children are at risk of violence, exploitation and abuse.

“That’s why the EU will donate an additional € 15 million to UNICEF to identify boys and girls returning to Afghanistan in need of help, and children at risk of migration, giving them options other than migration and labor. Is helping, “he said. Quoted by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

According to a UNICEF statement, some of Afghanistan’s children were forced into labor, and 88% of households risked working abroad as at least one child worked outside the home under harsh conditions. I am affected.

in the meantime, Mohamed AyoyaUNICEF representative from Afghanistan has donated 25 million euros to UNICEF and the World Health Organization to support national polio vaccination campaigns, especially at borders where children may cross. Said.

“Afghanistan is one of the two remaining polio endemic countries in the world, with frequent infections when children move and return from Afghanistan to Pakistan and miss regular vaccination appointments. “Masu,” said Ayoya.

“With these funds, UNICEF and WHO will step up polio vaccination efforts to ensure that all children in the country and those passing through transit points are vaccinated against polio. You can, “he added.

From May 2021 to April 2022, the organization vaccinated 6.3 million to 9.8 million children and raised 33.5 million polio vaccines, according to a statement released by UNICEF.

“A permanent team located on the busy border between Iran and Pakistan has also vaccinated 1.2 million migrant children,” the statement said.

According to Khaama Press, polio has been completely eradicated around the world, with the exception of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Source: ANI

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