85,000 young children may have died from starvation in Yemen, report says

The Secular Jurist

UNITED NATIONS — Tens of thousands of young children may have died in Yemen because of malnutrition since the start of the civil war there, according to a new report.

“We are horrified that 85,000 children in Yemen may have died because of extreme hunger since the war began,” said Tamer Kirolos, country director in Yemen for the non-profit aid organization, Save the Children. “For every child killed by bombs and bullets, dozens are starving to death and it’s entirely preventable.”

According to the U.N., 400,000 children are expected to suffer from severe acute malnutrition, the deadliest form of extreme hunger this year, an increase of 15,000 over 2017.

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