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Vaccines sent to remote border town Tfail

BEIRUT: Baalbek’s medical unit and the primary health care committee Tuesday sent a number of basic medications and vaccines for children to the remote border town of Tfail in east Lebanon at the order of the Health Ministry. 

Following the arrival of an aid convoy carrying food supplies after a monthslong siege, Health Minister Wael Abu Faour called for units to take in vaccines against polio and measles and rubella. 

In recent months, the Syrian army and Hezbollah cut off the main road that most Lebanese residents used to access Tfail, leaving 3,000 Lebanese and an estimated 5,000 Syrian refugees in the village isolated and without basic supplies. 

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on April 30, 2014, on page 4.

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