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Yemen famine feared as starving children fight for lives in hospital

UN warns of ‘very severe needs’ as a result of civil war, and sea blockade and other measures designed aimed at Houthi rebels Dozens of emaciated children are fighting for their lives in Yemen’s hospital wards, as fears grow that civil war and a sea blockade that has lasted for months are creating famine conditions in the Arabian peninsula’s poorest country. The UN’s humanitarian aid chief Stephen O’Brien on Tuesday described a visit to meet “very small children affected by malnutrition” in the Red Sea city of Hodeida.
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