Plumpynut to the Rescue in Yemen

The political unrest and violence in Yemen are not the only battles ongoing in the impoverished country. The smallest children in Yemen have their own struggle against deadly malnutrition. Yemen has one of the highest child malnutrition rates in the world.

A convoy of three trucks loaded with UNICEF emergency supplies funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), makes it through to Sa’ada on 19 May 2011 (Mohammed Al-Asaadi/UNICEF)

That is why three UNICEF trucks with life-saving plumpynut arrived in Sa’ada governorate in Northern Yemen last week. Plumpynut is a special peanut paste which can give small children the nutrition they need to survive.

Read the full article at Blogcritics Magazine

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