Nov 13, 2013

United Nations: Polio vaccination campaign in Sudan has failed.

Efforts to vaccinate 165,000 children against polio in Sudan's violence-wracked South Kordofan and Blue Nile states have failed, the director of UN humanitarian operations told the UN security council on Monday.

John Ging said he urged the UN's most powerful body to use its clout to get the children vaccinated.

Last month, the security council expressed alarm at the imminent threat of the spread of polio through the two states and the continuing outbreak of polio in the Horn of Africa.Read more