A children suffering from malnutrition in Yemen
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Turmoil and malnutrition haunts Yemen

For 18 months Yemen has been racked by political turmoil and now millions of people are going hungry.

The United Nations says nearly half the population - 10 million people - have limited or no access to sufficient food and 47% of children under five years old are chronically malnourished.

Jeremy Cooke's report contains disturbing images of severely malnourished children.

BBC's Newsnight is broadcast Monday to Fridays on BBC Two at 2230 BST. Or watch afterwards on BBC iPlayer or the Newsnight website.

  • 20 Jul 2012