South Sudan Appeal

Help malnourished children in South Sudan

£15
£15

could pay for two weeks of therapeutic food for a malnourished child.

£40
£40

could provide two weeks’ worth of medical equipment for a clinic.

£90
£90

could help cover the basic running costs of a clinic for five months.

Other

The number of children who are acutely malnourished in South Sudan is expected to rise to 1.3 million by the end of this year.

In 2013, civil war broke out in South Sudan forcing many families to flee their homes. Those who have started to return often come back to nothing: livestock have died or been stolen and many crops have been destroyed.  

On top of this, increasingly erratic rain has led to cycles of drought and flooding. This means that even when a family can plant their crops, floods come and wash them away leaving them with no harvest. For families, even one poor harvest can be disastrous.

By supporting our South Sudan appeal you could save a child's life by helping to provide urgently needed emergency therapeutic food that the most severely malnourished children need to survive. Your support will also mean that we can be there for the longer term once children are on the road to recovery too.

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Khadra* and her baby girl Akon* relax in the mother and baby room at the Concern Worldwide Nutrition Clinic in a POC in Juba, South Sudan. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith
Khadra* and her baby Akon* relax in the mother and baby room in a POC. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith
William Diang, Asisstant Programme Officer checks over Myaboth* and baby Makur* at the Concern Worldwide nutrition clinics in a PoC in Juba South Sudan. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith
William checks over baby Makur* at a nutrition clinic in a PoC in Juba. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith
The programme assistant records details of patient visits at a nutrition clinic run by Concern Worldwide in a POC in Juba, South Sudan. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith / Concern Worldwide
The programme assistant records details of patient visits at a nutrition clinic in South Sudan
Concern staff work in all sorts of difficult situations to reach vulnerable communities in rural areas of Aweil, South Sudan. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith / Concern Worldwide
Concern staff work in all sorts of difficult situations to reach vulnerable communities in rural areas of South Sudan
The community gathers for a Concern Worldwide Nutrition clinic at a health facility in a rural area in Aweil, South Sudan. In this area there are about seven mobile clinics and over 50 nutrition clinics. The rate of malnutrition is around 25 – 30% in this region during the hunger season. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith / Concern Worldwide
The community gathers for a Concern Worldwide Nutrition clinic at a health facility in South Sudan.
Yien Gatbel, Concern Worldwide staff gives out Plumpy nut and fortified cereals to the parents of malnourished babies and children at the Concern Worldwide nutrition clinic in PoC 3 in Juba South Sudan. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith / Concern Worldwide
Yien, Concern Worldwide staff gives out Plumpy nut and fortified cereals
Nyarok* (25) with her youngest child, two and a half year old Axlam*. When Axlam* started loosing weight at age two Nyarok* took him to a Concern-led centre where they received help. Now Axlam* was part of the Concern Targeted Supplementary Feeding Programme for two months and is much healthier now. Photo: Abbie Traylor-Smith/ Concern Worldwide
Before I took Axlam* to Concern, she was inactive. She did not play with the children and just cried... Now, she plays with the other children.
Nyarok* - Mum to Axlam in South Sudan

Nyarok* lives in Aweil, South Sudan with her husband, his grandmother and their three children. The family fled the area in 2007 to escape conflict, but when the fighting moved on in 2016, they were able to return to their small, mud and thatch hut. 

On a good day, the family eat twice - but that only happens about four times a month. The youngest, two-year-old Axlam*, became malnourished. Thankfully, Nyarok took Axlam to the Concern clinic, where they diagnosed her and provided emergency food to help her recover.

Looking to the future

To end extreme poverty and hunger we also know how important it is to build resilience, that's why Concern has a variety of programmes.

  • Concern's training in vegetable production and conservation agriculture helps families adapt their farming practices to take into account the increasingly erratic rains, preserve soil and get back on their feet again.
  • As does Concern's promotion of village saving groups - having a reserve when times are tough makes a big difference in rebuilding lives.
  • Concern also runs health clinics offering programmes which help prevent children from becoming malnourished in the first place and ensures pregnant mums have the nutrients their babies need.

 

But these programmes require time, investment and sometimes several growing seasons before they can truly allow families to feed themselves. In the meantime, we must help children survive now.

*names have been changed due to security reasons.

£15
£15

could pay for two weeks' of therapeutic food for a malnourished child.

£40
£40

could provide two weeks’ worth of diagnostic and medical equipment for a clinic.

£90
£90

could help cover the basic running costs of a clinic for five months.

South Sudan appeal

  • 61% of South Sudan's population don't have enough to eat

  • Cycles of drought and flooding make growing food a struggle

  • £15 could pay for two week of therapeutic food for a malnourished child

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Concern Worldwide

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