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Severe malnutrition in Yemen

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>> In images that are distressing to watch this young woman is suffering from the horrors of war. But it's not the fighting that's put her in hospital. It's a lack of food. 18 years old, Thalia Ahmed Bagli showing the dangers of malnutrition spread by Yemen's 19 month civil war.
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Reuters correspondent Noah Browning says the young woman has become a symbol for her country's suffering.>> Unfortunately, her situation is not unusual in Yemen. Which the UN is now classifying as one of the world's worst humanitarian crises. With 21 out of the country's 28 million people needing some form of humanitarian aid.
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14 million of those people don't have enough food to put on their tables.>> Saydia who's name means happy, is bedridden and unable to eat, surviving on a diet of juice, milk, and tea. According to the UN, much of the country is on the brink of famine.>> But the millions of civilians suffering are not getting the aid they need while the fighting rages on.
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The UN's special envoy to Yemen presented a peace plan to end the conflict to both warring sides this week. But it's unclear whether either will accept.>> At least 10,000 have been killed in fighting between the Saudi led Arab Coalition, and the Iran allied Houthi movement. This young woman's image, a haunting snapshot, of the reality for thousands trapped by conflict.