In Yemen, some four million women and children are suffering from malnutrition due to the Saudi-led war on the impoverished country, a human rights organization has said.
In a statement on Thursday, cited by Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network, the Yemen-based Entesaf Organization for Women and Child Rights said more than 2.3 million children under the age of five as well as 1.5 million pregnant and lactating mothers suffer from malnutrition.
According to the report, acute malnutrition is threatening the lives of some 632,000 children across Yemen.
The rights organization said over 3,850 children have been killed and more than 4,230 others wounded since the onset of Saudi Arabia’s imposed war in 2015.
According to the data, the war has also claimed the lives of at least 2,430 women while leaving nearly 2,860 others injured, which brings the total number of Yemeni women and children casualties to well over 6,200.
The rights group also reported that some 2.4 million children are out of school while 1.4 million of them are deprived of their most basic rights.