In the conflict-ridden nation of Yemen, half the population is younger than 18 and malnourishment is severe. Nearly six of every 10 children age 5 or younger suffer from stunting, an indication that they have endured repeated cycles of illness and insufficient food. Read related article.

Sources: UNICEF’s “State of the World’s Children 2011”; WHO | | Graphic by The Washington Post January 8, 2012
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