Last year's massive humanitarian response in East Africa reversed the spread of famine and saved tens of thousands of children’s lives.
However, millions of children still need sustained help, according to a new UNICEF report.
In 2011, UNICEF's response in East Africa included:
- delivering more than 60,000 metric tons of life-saving supplies
- treating close to 350,000 severely malnourished children
- vaccinating 7.9 million children against measles
- providing safe water to 3.2 million people
- enabled more than 200,000 children access to child-friendly spaces or other safe environments.
"Despite significant progress in the food security outlook, the child survival crisis is far from over", said Elhadj As Sy, UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa
"If vigilance is not maintained, famine may return."
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