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Yemen hospital struggles with number of malnourished children

KHOKHA (YEMEN): Twenty Yemeni children huddle together outside Khokha hospital, hoping to be let into a clinic that serves as a lifeline for tens of thousands. On the narrow pavement, a boy dressed in purple leans limply against his mother. In her lap is a baby with expressionless eyes. The hospital, located in a government-controlled western province, is one of the war-torn country's better-resourced clinics. It receives supplies and aid from the United Nations and donors including the United Arab Emirates, a main…

Millions either malnourished or obese in global nutrition crisis

LONDON: Almost every country in the world now has serious nutrition problems, either due to over-eating leading to obesity or a lack of food leading to undernutrition, according to a major study published on Saturday. Researchers behind the Global Nutrition Report, which looked at 140 countries, said the problems were “putting the brakes on human development as a whole” and called for a critical change in the response to this global health threat. The report found that while malnutrition rates are falling globally,…