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2.2 Million Yemen Children Acutely Malnourished: UN

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Nearly 2.2 million Yemeni children are acutely malnourished, victims of the near-collapse of the health care system during two years of escalating Saudi-sparked conflict, UN children’s fund UNICEF said on Tuesday.

At least 462,000 are suffering from severe acute malnutrition, as food supplies have been disrupted by the devastating war between the Saudi-backed fugitive former government and Houthis, the agency said.

Saada province, a Houthi bastion in the far north, has the world’s highest stunting rate among children with eight out of 10 children affected in some areas, it added.