A nurse holds a malnourished girl at a malnutrition treatment wart in Sanaa, North Yemen October 27, 2020 (Reuters/Khaled Abdullah/File Photo)

UNICEF: 600,000 children suffer from severe acute malnutrition


Sun, 26-05-2024 07:32 PM, Aden

Aden (South24)

Yesterday, UNICEF warned that levels of wasting, or severe underweight conditions, in children under five in Yemen have remained alarmingly high for the past 40 years, putting the lives of hundreds of thousands of children at risk.

According to the organization, these high levels of wasting, defined by World Health Organization standards, indicate widespread chronic malnutrition among Yemeni children.

A post on social media platform X by UNICEF highlighted the dangers of the situation in Yemen, saying, “There are 600,000 children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition in #Yemen.”

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is considered one of the worst in the world, as the ongoing conflict since 2015 has led to the collapse of infrastructure and shortages of food and medicine, largely exacerbating human suffering.

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