Coronavirus and aid: What we’re watching

The New Humanitarian

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A snapshot of how COVID-19 has disrupted aid efforts around the globe-

There are early signs of what postponed vaccination programs may bring: Afghanistan is reporting polio infections in provinces that haven’t seen cases for two decades, according to the UN. Worried that outbreak responses might spread the coronavirus, the board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) advised countries on 2 April to postpone vaccination campaigns until at least June. Illnesses from other vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and cholera are also expected to rise in the coming weeks as coronavirus restrictions derail immunisation campaigns.



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