UNICEF: Yemen Violence Threatens 59 Children in Hospital

VIOLENCE IN YEMEN THREATENS 59 CHILDREN AT AL THAWRA HOSPITAL.

(CNN) – The United Nations Children’s Fund says intense fighting in Yemen’s city of Hodeidah is putting children in the city’s hospital at imminent risk of death.

In a statement released Tuesday, UNICEF said the lives of 59 children are at risk of death, including 25 who are in the intensive care unit at Al Thawra hospital in Hodeidah.

The city and the neighboring governates account for 40% of the 400,000 children in the country who suffer from severe acute malnutrition, UNICEF added.

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