The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO) announced in a statement that they stopped a measles vaccination campaign in many towns in Idlib province, north-west Syria, directly after more than 34 children died!
Itar-Tass reported that the number is much more, according to information revealed by Bashar Jaafari, the Syrian Ambassador to the UN.
Quoting from the statement:
“UNICEF and WHO have been shocked and saddened to learn of the deaths of at least 15 young children in Idlib, Syria, the deaths of the children occurred in areas where a measles immunization campaign had been under way.”
According to media reports, the vaccination campaign began days ago ‘in rebel-held areas’ under an UN-sponsored immunization, which worked hand in hand with the so called “Syrian opposition health authorities”.
Abdullah Ajaj, a physician administering the vaccinations at a medical center in Jarjanaz town, Idlib province, expressed that the children had marks of “severe allergic shock,” he said:
“There was shouting and screaming, it was hard for the parents. You get your child vaccinated and then you find your child dying, it’s very hard.”
All the children were under the age of 2; their parents blamed the opposition health authorities claiming they used out-of-date medicines and pay no attention to their children’s health. The onset of non-infection related fever or shock is already a known potential risk of the MMR vaccine.
The vaccines entered Syria via the Turkish borders, and 60,000 schoolchildren in 30 different areas were successfully vaccinated before the deaths occurred. However, UNICEF and the WHO are hopeful that the immunization could continue “as soon as possible.”
The Syrian ambassador to the UN, Bashar Jaafari, blamed the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos for the children’s massacre, because she insisted on co-operating with the terrorists in that region.
During his interview with opposition-sponsored radio station in Gaziantep, Turkey, the head of Idlib’s medical department, Monther Khalil, said:
“The department assures all parents who have had their children vaccinated that the vaccine is completely fine and there is no risk to children who have already been injected.
We have already vaccinated 60,000 children against measles and there has been no previous problem. The same crews also previously carried out a polio campaign, where they vaccinated 252,000 children across seven rounds, and there were no abnormal complications.”
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A video from Saraqeb hospital in Idlib was also posted online showing shocking shots of the infected children:
Also, in a statement by the so-called “opposition health ministry” via their Facebook page, there is an investigations going on. While the health minister in the Syrian opposition, Adnan Hazouri, hosted a press conference (in Arabic Language) to tell his supporters that he will quit his position if an investigation showed allegations of negligence.
Most of the residents in the infected cities accused the so-called “Syrian opposition coalition” and other rebel-related groups, which control the area, of committing a crime, while the “Syrian opposition coalition” accused what it calls “the Syrian government agents,” in spite of the fact that there’s no presence of Syrian government there. It is unclear if the vaccines were tainted (accidentally or deliberately), or if the problem lays elsewhere. Hopefully, the investigation will figure it out.