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Red Cross volunteers overcome own fears to share prevention messages in communities

Families in agonizing wait following ferry disaster in South Korea

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Vaccinating all children across Syria remains a challenge

Efforts are underway to provide adequate vaccinations to prevent the rise of polio in Syria.

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