- We helped over 700’000 people with emergency support in 2020
- 1.9 million women and children are now acutely malnourished
- 480,000 pregnant or lactating women are at risk of acute malnutrition
South Sudan Hunger Crisis
There is a hunger crisis facing South Sudan. The number of acutely malnourished children is expected to reach 1.5 million in the country in 2021.
Years of conflict and flooding have pushed families in South Sudan to their limits. Concern has been working in the country for ten years providing emergency, resilience and long-term development programming. Many families like Nyarock’s have had to flee conflict, but now hunger could become one of the biggest threats they face.
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25-year-old Nyarok* lives in Aweil, South Sudan with her three children, her husband and his grandmother. After fleeing the conflict in 2007, the family returned home, but they struggle to make ends meet. They often have just a meagre meal of pumpkin leaves to eat each day.
When two-year old Axlam*, the youngest daughter of Nyarok, became malnourished, she needed urgent treatment. Thankfully, Nyarok was able to take her to a Concern-supported clinic, where she was given emergency food to help her recover.
If Concern wasn’t around, my child would have been dead by now… Concern has saved my child