Reuters: Child malnutrition at record highs in parts of Yemen: U.N. survey - CARE

Reuters: Child malnutrition at record highs in parts of Yemen: U.N. survey

DUBAI (Reuters) – Parts of Yemen are suffering record levels of acute child malnutrition, with nearly 100,000 children now at risk of dying, heightening warnings that the country is approaching a dire food security crisis, a U.N. report and officials said on Tuesday.

Drivers of malnutrition in Yemen worsened in 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic, economic decline, floods, escalating armed conflict and significant underfunding of this year’s global appeal for aid to Yemen have raised the spectre of widespread severe hunger or even famine after almost six years of war.

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