Severe malnutrition confirmed in Syria's Madaya, 32 deaths reported in month: U.N

January 15, 2016 6:28 PM

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Severe malnutrition confirmed in Syria's Madaya, 32 deaths reported in month: U.N

BEIRUT/GENEVA The U.N. Children's Fund UNICEF on Friday confirmed cases of severe malnutrition among children in the besieged western Syrian town of Madaya, where local relief workers reported 32 deaths of starvation in the past month.

A mobile clinic and medical team of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent was on its way to Madaya after the government approved an urgent request, and a vaccination campaign is planned next week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

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