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Monday, August 3rd

In a Yemen hospital, malnutrition menaces young lives “Born just before the outbreak of Yemen's devastating war, Ali Mohammed al-Tawaari may well not survive it. Damaged by a lack of skilled medical care at a critical moment in his early weeks, the six-month-old infant struggles for life in a hospital in the bomb-damaged capital Sanaa. Ali suffers malnourishment and complications from a botched circumcision performed by an unqualified practitioner. ‘He is dying, you can see it,’ said his mother Wadha, watching his tiny skeletal figure, clothed in green pyjamas.” (NB: Contains photos that may be disturbing.)