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'Another cry for help from Yemen,' where 400,000 children could starve

According to the United Nations, nearly 2.3 million Yemeni children under the age of five are likely to experience acute malnutrition this year.
Yemeni children fill jerrycans with water from a cistern at a camp for internally displaced people by conflict in the northern Hajjah province on October 12, 2020. (Photo by ESSA AHMED / AFP) (Photo by ESSA AHMED/AFP via Getty Images)

As many as 400,000 starving children in Yemen are at risk of dying without urgent treatment for malnutrition, a group of United Nations agencies warned on Friday. 

Nearly 2.3 million children under the age of five in the war-torn country are likely to experience acute malnutrition in 2021, according to an analysis published Friday from the UN food agency , UNICEF, the World Food Program (WFP) and the World Health Organization. 

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