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‘Millions of children could die unless the world wakes up to what’s happening here’

‘Millions of children could die unless the world wakes up to what’s happening here’

World
Her name is Salwa. She is five years old and weighs just three-and-a-half kilograms.In the middle of the world's worst humanitarian disaster, now hit by coronavirus and a crisis of funding too, this is what childhood looks like. Our cameraman found Salwa with her parents and siblings in the mud hut that is the family's third home in her short life. Image: Yemen's funding has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic "My daughter suffers from severe malnutrition," her father tells us. "She is five years old and was always like this."Now she is in a bad condition and our situation is much worse because of the war and coronavirus. We are trapped in our houses and we cannot afford 100 Yemeni Rials (less than 20p) for food for one day. ...
Etna volcano wakes up in Italy producing quakes, column of ash

Etna volcano wakes up in Italy producing quakes, column of ash

Science
Dec. 24 (UPI) -- The Mount Etna volcano, the highest in activity in Europe and one of the most active in the world, woke up Monday morning producing intense seismic activity and producing a cloud of ash visible from several miles away. The activity started at 8:50 a.m. local time and just in the first three hours there were nearly 130 earthquakes, according to a statement from the Italian Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology. The earthquakes were accompanied by the emission of a dark cloud of ash, it added. Authorities have issued a yellow alert but are monitoring the activity, Italian newspaper Il Corriere della Sera reported. The nearby airport of Catania functioned throughout the day without problems other than one hour of flight interruptions, during the afternoon, the newspaper re...