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2.2M Children Need Urgent Care In Yemen, With 462K At Risk Of Starvation, UNICEF Report Says

Al Jazeera: UNICEF: One child dies every 10 minutes in Yemen
“More than 400,000 children are at risk of starvation in Yemen, with nearly 2.2 million in need of urgent care, according to the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF…” (12/12).

Deutsche Welle: U.N. agency reports 2.2 million Yemeni children hungry and in need of care
“UNICEF said on Monday that at least 462,000 children were suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) — which means they were extremely underweight for their height … This is an increase of almost 200 percent since 2014…” (12/12).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Child malnutrition at ‘all time high’ in Yemen: U.N. agency
“…At least one child dies every 10 minutes in Yemen because of malnutrition, diarrhea, and respiratory tract infections, the agency said…” (Whiting, 12/12).

U.N. News Centre: Malnutrition among children in Yemen at ‘all-time high,’ warns UNICEF
“…According to UNICEF, Yemen’s health system is on the verge of collapse, with less than a third of the population having access to medical care, and more than half of the health facilities are non-functional…” (12/12).

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