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Photo of the Week
15 October 2018

Myanmar, 2018: Sandar Tun, 17, washes her hands with soap at a handwashing station after using the toilet, in the Tar Ga Ya (Thayattaw) displacement camp in Kachin State, where she has lived since fleeing her home in 2012. Global Handwashing Day, celebrated every year on 15 October, is dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.

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8 October 2018

Yemen, 2018: A boy in Ibb Governorate is among more than 164,000 children under age 15 vaccinated in a joint WHO/UNICEF campaign against cholera during an agreed pause in ongoing fighting by the warring parties. Immunization is a matter of life or death for millions of people in the war-torn country, especially children. Vaccination is critical in preventing further spread of the disease – which is one of the worst outbreaks in recent history and a major fallout of the brutal conflict.

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