Awsaf, a 5-year-old Yemeni girl, eats bread and drinks tea _ which on many days is the only food she has _ crouching next to her mother in their hut in Abyan, Yemen, in this Feb. 15, 2018 photo. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
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The young mother stepped onto the scale for the doctor.Nearly a third of Yemen's population – 8.4 million of its 29 million people – rely completely on food aid or else they would starve.Save the Children late last year estimated that 50,000 children may have died in 2017 of extreme hunger or disease, given that up to 30 percent of children with untreated cases of severe acute malnutrition die.Umm Mizrah and her husband, who have three young daughters in addition to Mizrah, usually eat one meal a day, often just bread and tea.A MOTHER'S HUNGERIt isn't just those driven from their homes who suffer.
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