Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community settle at the Qandil mountains near the Turkish border outside Zakho, 475 kilometers northwest of Baghdad, Iraq August 16, 2014. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)
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The United Nations said Monday it was undertaking a mass polio vaccination campaign in Iraq, hoping to reach millions of children as the highly contagious virus crosses from Syria into neighboring countries.The U.N. is trying to reach 4 million children under 5 throughout Iraq. The campaign was launched after two cases of polio were discovered in Baghdad earlier this year, said Jeffery Bates of the U.N.'s child agency, UNICEF.The U.N. is struggling to reach children in territory held by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), which have seized large swath of Iraq, including its second-largest city of Mosul.
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