Friday, November 01, 2013
The destruction of chemical weapons may be a victory for the international community, but the health of the Syrian people continues to decline for many in the war-torn country. United Nations officials have confirmed an outbreak of polio among children in Syria, a disease with frightening potential to spread. Furthermore, access to food and medicine in besieged areas is reported to have dropped significantly in recent weeks. With The Takeaway for an update on the humanitarian crisis in the country is Rima Kamal, spokeswoman for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Damascus.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Following the murders of two additional vaccine workers in Pakistan, the United Nations has announced that they will suspend the program. Declan Walsh has been following the story for The New York Times.