Malnutrition kills over 300 Yemeni children every day

2021-11-18 21:01:33
Malnutrition kills over 300 Yemeni children every day

More than 300 Yemeni children die every day due to malnutrition, a human rights organization has said.

In a report published on Thursday, Yemen-based Entesaf Organization for Women and Child Rights said more than three million Yemeni children suffer from siege-inflicted malnutrition while more than 300 children lose their lives on a daily basis because of the serious condition.

The report comes even as Saudi Arabia keeps bombing the southern impoverished neighbor in defiance of international calls to end its bloody war.

The report, cited by Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network, added that there are more than 3,000 children suffering from congenital abnormalities, while over 3,000 others need open heart surgery outside the impoverished country.

According to the appalling report, which was read during a press conference in capital Sana’a, 3,825 children have been killed and 4,157 others wounded since the onset of Saudi Arabia’s imposed war against Yemen six years ago.

The rights group further revealed that the number of Yemeni children with various disabilities cause by the ongoing war reached 5,559 cases, while the cases of tumors developed among children recorded 71,000 since the beginning of the brutal war.

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