"Stunting"...a new suffering for the children of Yemen

26 September, 2022
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"Stunting"...a new suffering for the children of Yemen

The United Nations World Health Organization announced, on Monday, that 46 percent of Yemeni children suffer from stunting, amid the spread of malnutrition in the country.


"About 46 percent of children under the age of five in Yemen suffer from chronic stunting, which will impede their mental and physical development and productivity for life, with increased exposure to chronic diseases in adulthood, putting their human capital at risk," the organization said in a report.


The report added that "estimates also indicate that at least 362,000 children under the age of five suffer from both acute and chronic malnutrition."


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