Yemen: One child dies of hunger every 10 minutes

Yemen: One child dies of hunger every 10 minutes
December 13 14:01 2016

At least 462,000 of children suffer from serious malnutrition, and the hardest state of child is under five years of age.

More than 400,000 children in Yemen is on the verge of death from starvation, and almost 2.2 million of them need help, according to UNICEF.

The latest data show that the present “record” hunger among children.

At least 462,000 of them suffer from severe malnutrition, which is almost 200 percent more than in 2014.

In recent UNICEF report said that at least one child dies every 10 minutes from starvation, diarrhea or respiratory tract infections.

In the poorest country of the Middle East has the worst state of health of children so far. Malnutrition in Yemen still growing, the statement said UNICEF Representative in Yemen.  It is difficult to deliver aid

Because hunger children die mostly under five years of age.

Saada Governorate, Yemen region which is most severely bombed during the war in this country, has the highest rate of children in the underdeveloped world – eight out of ten.

Underdevelopment, when a child is too low for their age, is another sign of chronic malnutrition and has irreversible consequences for the health of the child.

Humanitarian agencies are trying to deliver aid in most parts of  Yemen, but this is due to fight very hard, according to MSF.

Source: Al Jazeera and agencies

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