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Acute malnutrition caused death of 85000 children in Yemen

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A leading charity says that in Yemen, estimated 85,000 children may have died due to the increasing malnutrition problem since the last three years of war. Children under the age of five are suffering from the acute malnutrition and the death rate is increasing.

Last month UN had warned Yemen that almost 14 million Yemenis are on the edge of famine. UN is trying to talk to end three-year-war that has caused this great pain situation to Yemen with world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

The problems has been escalated since Saudi-led coalitions had launched an air campaign to attack Houthi rebel movement, which had led Yemen President Abdrabbuh Mansor Hadi to flee aboard.

Yemen director Tamer Kirolos said, “For every child killed by bombs and bullets, dozens are starving to death and it’s entirely preventable.”

Expressing his emotions, Kirolos said, “Children who die in this way suffer immensely as their vital organ functions slow down and eventually stop. Their immune systems are so weak they are more prone to infections with some too frail to even cry,” adding that “Parents are having to witness their children wasting away, unable to do anything about it”.

Kirolos further warned that children’s lives over 150,000 are endangered with “a dramatic increase” in air strikes.

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