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Amid Ongoing War, Children In Yemen Face Increasing Risk Of Disease, Malnutrition, UNICEF Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Millions of children face disease, malnutrition in war-torn Yemen: U.N.
“Escalating violence in Yemen has devastated the country’s health system and exposed millions of children to the threat of preventable diseases including measles, pneumonia, and diarrhea, the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said on Tuesday…” (Guilbert, 6/30).

U.N. News Centre: As Yemen crisis deteriorates, UNICEF says children at increasing risk of disease, hunger
“…Addressing a press briefing in Geneva [on Tuesday], UNICEF spokesperson Christophe Boulierac said that millions of children in the war-torn Gulf state are at risk of disease amid widespread interruptions in vaccination services…” (6/30).

VOA News: UNICEF: Millions of Yemeni Children Face Disease, Malnutrition
“…Boulierac said UNICEF and its partners are doing their best to vaccinate children and provide life-saving therapeutic feeding to acutely malnourished children. But he said providing the care needed is an uphill battle, given that provisions of safe water, hygiene, and improved sanitation are critical for preventing a public health crisis” (Schlein, 6/30).

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