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Children in Iraq begin receiving measles vaccinations as part of a new campaign by UNICEF and other aid agencies. In a war situation, agencies often focus on feeding and sheltering refugees. But aid workers have come to realize that measles has been taking a heavy toll on children in areas of armed conflict. NPR's Joanne Silberner reports steps are already being taken to prevent measles in Iraq.



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