Unicef’s rapid response to save lives
Kibrom and his Unicef colleagues have teamed up with the World Food Programme (WFP) and partners to reach some of the most vulnerable children – just like Nyakui – through a series of rapid response helicopter missions, to some of South Sudan’s hardest-to-reach areas, including Leer County.
During the missions, WFP delivers food supplies, while Unicef specialist staff screen children for malnutrition and provide life-saving treatment for the most severely malnourished children.
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Unicef workers like Kibrom are on the ground right now, across east Africa, helping children in the remotest areas get the life-saving food, clean water and other vital services. With your help, they can do even more. A donation of £54 could provide an emergency water and hygiene kit for two families.
Immediate help, long-term prevention
As well as providing emergency treatment for children suffering from life-threatening malnutrition, Kibrom and his colleagues prevent countless future cases through specialist screening. Basic health services like vaccination and safe water supplies help protect children from deadly disease.
Unicef staff help to stop children becoming malnourished again, by supporting mothers with advice about food preparation, including the vital roll of exclusive breastfeeding. The rapid response team also registers unaccompanied children, in order for them to be reunited with their families, and supports basic education activities.
All photography: Unicef/2017/Modola