Almost 85,000 Yemeni kids may have died of malnutrition amid Saudi war: Save the Children – November 21, 2018

A malnourished Yemeni child lies on a bed at a malnutrition treatment ward at al-Thawra hospital in Hudaydah, Yemen, November 3, 2018. (Photo by Reuters)A A malnourished Yemeni child lies on a bed at a malnutrition treatment ward at al-Thawra hospital in Hudaydah, Yemen, November 3, 2018. (Photo by Reuters)

A UK-based charity says more than 84,700 children under the age of five may have starved to death in Yemen since the Saudi regime and a coalition of its allies launched a brutal war on the already-impoverished nation over three years ago.

Using data compiled by the UN, Save the Children calculated in a Tuesday report the mortality rate for untreated cases of Severe Acute Malnutrition among Yemeni kids between April 2015 and October 2018.

“We are horrified that some 85,000 children in Yemen may have died because of extreme hunger since the war began. For every child killed by bombs and bullets, dozens are starving to death and it’s entirely preventable,” said Tamer Kirolos, the aid group’s Yemen director……..Read more:  PressTV.com