Crisis far from over for Pakistan’s children

pakistan-floodMore than four months after the worst floods in the country’s history, UNICEF warns that winter will worsen the threats against Pakistani children who already suffer high rates of acute respiratory infections and malnutrition.
New polio cases are spreading rapidly with 126 this year compared to 89 in 2009 – an enormous cause for concern especially as Pakistan had made significant strides towards eradicating polio.
Pakistan is one of the four polio endemic countries in the world and low ongoing coverage in areas experiencing difficult security in the north, overcrowding and poor sanitation as a result of the floods have exacerbated the threat for children.
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