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A Manmade Crisis Has Left Millions on the Brink of Famine in Yemen

1.8 million children are malnourished.

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Yemen is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. According to a December report, nearly 16 million people don’t have enough to eat and are in urgent need of emergency assistance. The conflict has resulted in over 10,000 deaths and 2 million people displaced, looking for shelter from disease and violence.

Women and children are already dying from malnutrition and the situation could grow far worse. 1.8 million children are suffering from acute malnutrition, of whom 400,000 children under five are suffering from severe acute malnutrition. There are around 1.1 million malnourished pregnant and breast-feeding women. More than 3.25 million women in Yemen are facing increased health and protection risks. Hunger and famine are a direct result of war and can only fully be eliminated by bringing the conflict to an end.

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