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Aid group: 85,000 kids may have died of hunger in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen --- An estimated 85,000 children under age 5 may have died of hunger and disease since the outbreak of Yemen s civil war in 2015, an international aid group said Wednesday. Save the Children based its figures on mortality rates for untreated cases of Severe Acute Malnutrition in young children. The U.N. says more than 1.3 million children have suffered from SAM since a Saudi-led coalition went to war with Yemen s Houthi rebels in March 2015. The group said its conservative estimate was that 84,701 children may have died, based on historical studies that find that 20 to 30 percent of untreated cases lead to death. It says it calculated the figure based on the n...

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