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Yemen: up to 85,000 young children dead from starvation

Save the Children condemns ‘preventable’ deaths of under-fives and calls for end to war

  • Bethan McKernan
  • The Guardian

An estimated 85,000 children under the age of five have starved to death over the last three years as a result of Yemen’s civil war, a report from Save the Children has found, as the charity urged an…

The figure is a conservative estimate based on UN data on severe acute malnutrition, which the international body says has afflicted more than 1.3 million children since the conflict between Houthi rebels and…

About 14 million people – half of Yemen’s population – are currently at risk of…

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