Time Running Out To Stave Off Famine In Yemen, Says WFP Spokesperson; Documentary Addresses Child Malnutrition In Country
PRI: Film shows how Yemen’s health workers struggle to save young victims of malnutrition
“Children on the verge of death from malnutrition in Yemen are being brought back to health and recovering their childhoods, thanks to nutrition clinics across the country. Dr. Aida Al-Sadeeq celebrates those success stories. For a decade, Sadeeq ran a program at Sadaqa Hospital in Aden that treated children with malnutrition. Sadeeq, who is now an assistant professor at the University of Aden, was filmed at work in her clinic for the new documentary, ‘Hunger Ward’…” (Snyder, 12/11).
U.N. News: Yemen: food insecurity a ‘ticking time-bomb,’ warn aid agencies
“U.N. humanitarians issued a fresh alert on Friday for war-torn Yemen, warning that time is running out to avoid famine in the country. Out of two million children who need treatment for acute malnutrition, 360,000 are at risk of dying if they do not receive medical care, the World Food Programme (WFP) said. ‘We are running out of time … approximately 16 million people cannot put food on their table. This is a disaster, this is a ticking time-bomb and the world needs to act now,’ WFP spokesperson Tomson Phiri told journalists at a scheduled press conference in Geneva…” (12/11).
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