Denmark contributes DKK115 million to uphold the protection rights of Somali children
1.7 million Somali children to be reached with life-saving vaccines
Health authorities launched today a campaign to vaccinate 1.7 million children against measles and polio in Benaadir, Galguduud, Hirshabelle, Jubaland and South West State, Somalia. The five-day campaign, running from 24-28 November, will target children under the age of five with polio vaccines and children aged six to 59 months with measles vaccines. The vaccination campaign, conducted in partnership with the Somali government, World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), also includes a vitamin A supplement for children under five to boost their immunity as well as de-worming tablets.
UNICEF: Humanitarian Situation Report: January 2020