What's happening in South Sudan?

Tens of thousands of people who have fled violence in South Sudan are now living in camps where water and shelter are in short supply. UNICEF's Jonathan Veitch said, "Children have endured unspeakable violence - they must not continue to suffer in places that should provide safety."

Over 3.7 million people, including 740,000 children under five, at high risk of food insecurity. UNICEF has warned that children in South Sudan are on the verge of a nutrition crisis and many will suffer severe acute malnutrition by the end of the year if more is not done now.

How is UNICEF helping?

UNICEF is doing everything it can to deliver food, vaccines, nutrition supplements and other vital relief supplies to children and families affected by the conflict. Our immediate goal is to treat more than 150,000 severely malnourished children under five. We have set up reunification programmes to help unaccompanied children find their families and relatives. 

 

Yet there is still a great need for essential supplies and children are more vulnerable than ever to disease and malnutrition. 

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UNICEF is providing emergency care to children and families in South Sudan. © UNICEF
UNICEF is providing emergency care to children and families in South Sudan.© UNICEF