“All the fat reserves in her body have been used up, she is left only with bones,” said Makiah al-Aslami, a doctor and head of the clinic in north-west Yemen. “She has the most extreme form of malnutrition.”
Fatima’s slide into starvation is typical of what is happening in much of Yemen, where war and economic collapse have driven about 10million people to the brink of famine, according to the UN.
Aslami said she was expecting more and more malnutrition cases to come through her door. This month she is treating more than 40 pregnant women with severe malnutrition.
“So in the coming months I expect I will have 43 underweight children,” she said....
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