©New York Times | November 21, 2018

Two days before Thanksgiving, the international aid agency Save the Children released a statement with a devastating projection: approximately 85,000 children under the age of five, have likely died of extreme hunger or disease since the 2015 start of the war in Yemen.

The total, extrapolated by the agency through data compiled by the UN, was a “conservative estimate” of the mortality rate for Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), as experienced by Yemeni children between April 2015 to October 2018. The statement further confirmed an estimated 400,000 children were expected to suffer from SAM in 2018, 15,000 higher than 2017.


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