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370K Children Severely Malnourished In Yemen; U.N. Relief Coordinator Calls For End To Conflict

Agence France-Presse/Al Jazeera: Yemen: ‘Devastating’ to see malnourished children
“The United Nation’s humanitarian aid chief has described as ‘absolutely devastating’ the sight of Yemeni children suffering malnutrition as a result of the country’s 18-month conflict. The U.N. children’s agency, UNICEF, says nearly three million people in Yemen are in need of immediate food supplies, while 1.5 million children suffer from malnutrition…” (10/4).

The Guardian: Yemen famine feared as starving children fight for lives in hospital
“…More than half of Yemen’s 28 million people are already short of food, the U.N. has said, and children are particularly badly hit, with hundreds of thousands at risk of starvation. There are 370,000 children enduring severe malnutrition that weakens their immune system, according to UNICEF, and 1.5 million are going hungry…” (Graham-Harrison, 10/4).

U.N. News Centre: ‘The best humanitarian relief is to end the conflict,’ U.N. aid chief says in war-torn Yemen
“… ‘The best humanitarian relief that can be provided is an end to the conflict. I urged the authorities, as I urge other parties to the conflict, to return to political negotiations without delay to reach a negotiated solution,’ [United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator] Stephen O’Brien, who is also the U.N. under-secretary general for humanitarian affairs, said in Sana’a, the Yemeni capital…” (10/4).

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