Children in South Sudan need urgent food assistance.
Right now, 250,000 children in South Sudan are suffering from severe malnutrition. Ongoing conflict has led to food insecurity and famine in parts of the country. The situation is getting worse and a further 1 million are on the brink of famine.
Children in South Sudan are facing a crisis. The nutritional situation in the country is critical. Food insecurity has led to families surviving on a diet of leaves, roots and seeds. A lack of adequate food has left 1 million children acutely malnourished.
“More than one million children are currently estimated to be acutely malnourished across South Sudan. Over a quarter of a million children are already severely malnourished. If we do not reach these children with urgent aid many of them will die,”
Jeremy Hopkins, UNICEF Representative in South Sudan.
The situation for children in South Sudan is made worse by a lack of health services and access to clean water. UNICEF is scaling up its response to provide clean water and urgent health services. We have established 42 therapeutic feeding centres to assess and treat malnutrition.
So far, we have provided lifesaving supplies to 200,000 children in South Sudan. As the situation gets worse more children will need our help. Please donate today and help provide life saving supplies to children in South Sudan.