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19 December 2012 - Pakistan/Murder of humanitarian workers involved in polio vaccination campaigns

Statement by the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

France strongly condemns the multiple attacks that took place on December 18 and 19 against humanitarian workers conducting a polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan. The most recent reports indicate that 9 people were killed.

France calls on the Pakistani government to prosecute the perpetrators of these terrorist attacks and to strengthen the protection of this campaign.

France renews its support for the humanitarian workers and organizations on the ground, who, with the support of the local authorities, the World Health Organization and the UN Children’s Fund, are involved, on a daily basis, in a vaccination campaign that is fundamental to the protection of Pakistani children.



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