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CAIRO—An international aid group says an estimated 130 children or more die every day in war-torn Yemen from extreme hunger and disease.
Save the Children said late on Wednesday that a continuing blockade by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Shiite rebels is likely to further increase the death rate. It says more than 50,000 children are believed to have died in 2017.
Saudi Arabia blocked Yemen’s ports after a rebel missile attack near Riyadh earlier in November. It said Monday the coalition would lift the blockade after widespread international criticism.
On Thursday, the leaders of the World Health Organization, the UN children’s agency and the World Food Program issued a joint appeal for the easing of the blockade.
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