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More than 100,000 children in Ethiopia’s Tigray could die of hunger- UNICEF

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By Giulia Paravicini and Stephanie Nebehay WUKRO, Ethiopia/GENEVA (Reuters) -The United Nations children’s agency said on Friday that more than 100,000 children in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray could suffer life-threatening malnutrition in the next 12 months, a 10-fold increase to normal numbers. UNICEF spokesperson Marixie Mercado said that one-in-two pregnant and breastfeeding women screened in Tigray were acutely malnourished. “Our worst fears about the health and well-being of children… are being confirmed,” she told a briefing in Geneva. Spokespeople for the prime minister and a …

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