February 2022: Polio vaccinators killed in Afghanistan

On February 24, the United Nations condemned the killing of eight members of polio vaccination teams in Afghanistan, the first such attacks since nationwide immunization campaigns resumed last November. The U.N. immediately suspended campaigns in Kunduz and Takhar provinces in the wake of the violence, which occurred in four separate locations in the northern part of the country. One member of the vaccination transit team was killed in Taloqan district in Takhar province, while four members of house-to-house teams were murdered in two separate incidents in Kunduz city, and two vaccinators and a social mobilizer were killed in the Emamsaheb district of Kunduz province. U.N.

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