Children are the hardest hit in the South Sudan crisis

by / Monday, 25 August 2014 / Published in Archive, Media, Media Archive
Children are the hardest hit in the South Sudan crisis

UNICEF and the World Food Programme report that close to a third of South Sudan’s population faces “acute” or “emergency” levels of hunger and malnutrition. Thousands of children remain stranded in remote parts of the country, where they are at risk of starvation. Aid agencies estimate that about 235 000 children could become dangerously malnourished before the end of 2014 and about 50 000 of them could die.
South Sudan gained independence barely four years ago, however, the socio-political crisis soon ensued plunging the young nation into a humanitarian disaster.

To South Sudan’s woes, add famine — 50,000 kids at risk of death*

*As a service to our online visitors and supporters, JAM International provides news and opinion articles relevant to humanitarian development and the countries in which JAM operates. Views, statements and opinions expressed in these articles are solely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect that of JAM or its staff members.

 

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