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Extreme Hunger In Conflict Zones Could Kill 590K Children This Year, Save The Children Report Says

Al Jazeera: Hunger as a weapon ‘on the rise’ in warzones
“One child could die every minute from extreme hunger in conflict zones this year, according to Save the Children, as it reported a rise in the use of starvation as a weapon of war around the world. The U.K.-based charity said in a report published on Monday that 4.5 million children under the age of five in the world’s 10 worst war-torn countries, including Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), will need treatment for malnutrition…” (9/10).

The Guardian: Starvation: a weapon of war that could kill 590,000 children by the end of 2018
“Starvation being used as a weapon of war has become the new normal, according to Save the Children. … The data emerged ahead of Tuesday’s launch of the U.N. annual report on food security, which last year warned that global hunger was rising for the first time since the turn of the century, fueled by conflict and climate change…” (McVeigh, 9/10).

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