An entire generation is at stake in South Sudan. The world's youngest country has been devastated by civil war, poverty and climate shock. This means hunger, disease, trafficking and the loss of schooling — jeopardizing the lives and futures of 4.2 million kids.
Today, 7.1 million people — 56 percent of the population — are suffering from severe food insecurity. More than 4 million have been forced out of their homes. "Children are already severely malnourished," said UNICEF official Jeremy Hopkins. "If we do not reach these children with urgent aid, many of them will die."
UNICEF has been providing relief in South Sudan since the conflict began, working to keep children safe and to protect their rights. In 2017 alone, UNICEF treated 161,484 children under five for severe acute malnutrition. Donate to help UNICEF aid reach the South Sudanese children who desperately need help now.
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