WHAT ARE WE DOING
A surge in assistance successfully averted famine in February, 2017, however the hunger emergency worsened. Acute malnutrition increased across South Sudan, reaching critical levels in several areas. Action Against Hunger conducted mid-year surveys indicating critical nutrition emergencies in Aweil East, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, and Fangak.
Throughout 2017, our teams implemented the following programmes:
- We provided lifesaving malnutrition treatment to 58,637 children under five.
- We empowered mothers to improve care and feeding practices for infants and children and to prevent malnutrition.
- Our food-for-assets programme delivered food assistance to 55,660 people.
- We improved access to clean water and sanitation for 140,000 people.
Our specialised multi-sector emergency teams deployed four times to areas where there is no coverage, screening children and treating 4,500 acutely malnourished children. We conducted eight rigorous nutrition assessments,
helping quantify malnutrition prevalence in key areas.
We also conducted research exploring a combined protocol for acute malnutrition that we believe will provide practical and scientific evidence of better ways to address malnutrition.