A hospital staffer looks at a Yemeni child suffering from malnutrition lying on a bed at a hospital in the northern district of Abs in the northwestern Hajjah province on September 19, 2018. AFP / Essa Ahmed
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More than 5 million children are threatened by famine in war-torn Yemen as prices soar, a charity said Wednesday, warning an entire generation may face death and "starvation on an unprecedented scale".'Too weak to cry'The World Food Program last year said food had become a "weapon of war" in Yemen, where fighting, cholera and looming famine have created what the U.N. calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis.Having already identified 4 million children at risk of starvation, Save the Children said an extra 1 million could now face famine as the Hudaida battle escalates.A total of around 5.2 million children across Yemen are now at risk of starvation, the Britain-based charity said.The United Nations' humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, Lise Grande, was also in Hudaida Wednesday, according to a high-ranking Yemeni military source.
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