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Krieg gegen die Krankheit [The war against polio]

AAN Thomas Ruttig < 1 min

Tageszeitung, 21 January 2020

A long reportage from Afghanistan’s fight against polio (in German), pointing out a number of problems: the hard job of local volunteers, among them women, but also cheating in the reporting on their campaign; a UN official who argues for stopping all funding for the campaign as long as there was ‘no plan’; the Afghan government accusing the UN organisations of keeping it away from the funding. Afghanistan has the most cases of the illness worldwide.