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Nepal earthquake: Emergency immunisation campaign for hundreds of thousands of children - UNICEF
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KATHMANDU, Nepal, 4 May 2015 – More than half a million children are being targeted in an emergency vaccination drive in Nepal – as fears grow of measles outbreaks in the informal camps that have sprung up since the earthquake on 25 April.

The campaign was launched by the Nepalese Ministry of Health and Population, with support from UNICEF and the World Health Organisation.

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In the first wave of the emergency response, teams are working to immunise children under the age of five in informal settlements in the three densely populated districts in Kathmandu Valley – Bhaktapur, Kathmandu and Lalitpur. The drive will continue in the coming weeks in the 12 districts worst-hit by the earthquake.

“We are working with partners to take urgent practical steps to mobilise tens of thousands of vaccines, as well as the cold chain facilities needed to store them at the right temperature and keep them effective,” says Tomoo Hozumi.

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Around 1.7 million children remain in urgent need of humanitarian aid in the worst-hit areas of Nepal.

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