Disease leaves at least 157 children dead with more than 2,000 infections recorded across the landlocked African country, officials say.
WHO and UNICEF blame war, inequality as well as complacency for 20 million children missing immunisation.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that global measles cases have nearly quadrupled in the first quarter of 2019 to 112,163 cases compared to the same period last year.
Measles was declared officially eliminated from Australia by the World Health Organisation in 2014. But the growing anti-vaccine movement has seen a reemergence of the disease in developed nations including Australia.
Local health officials say another eight hundred children are sick. The Indonesian government is blamed for neglecting of the remote island, which was controversially annexed in 1962.
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