Wednesday, September 2, 2015
GAZIANTEP, 2 September 2015 (IRIN) - In Syria's brutal civil war, the announcement in late January that the country had effectively beaten polio again was a rare bright spot. It was the result of an unprecedented vaccination campaign in almost all areas of the country, including in the vast eastern region controlled by so-called Islamic State (ISIS). But even this small achievement is now threatened as the Islamist militants have cracked down on aid groups, and others have been scared off by counter-terrorism measures. Ahead of a major push to immunise children across the country, what chance do the more than one million children living under ISIS in Syria have of getting the jab?