Famine Crisis in South Sudan.Children are dying of hunger. Help Now!
It’s an emergency! War and a collapsing economy have led to an unprecedented food shortage in South Sudan.
Nearly 270,000 children are acutely malnourished and are at risk of dying. We desperately need your help. Please donate now and save a life.
Because children like Emmanuel cannot wait.
Emmanuel and his mother, Helen, had to flee their home due to the violence in their village. When they finally returned home, there was nothing to eat.
Due to lack of food, Emmanuel grew very weak. One day Helen found her son unconscious. She rushed her son to a malnutrition clinic in Juba as soon as her brother was able to lend her 50 South Sudanese Pounds (equivalent of 50 cents) for the transport.
Helen prays constantly for Emmanuel’s survival. She named him Emmanuel because he was born one day after Christmas and she hoped the name, meaning ‘God is with us’, would bring the child luck.
Emmanuel is still in urgent need but with proper treatment, hopefully he can soon be on the road to recovery.
UNICEF is on the ground, working round-the-clock, treating children who are in critical need.
In January 2017 alone, UNICEF and partners treated more than 11,500 acutely malnourished children like Emmanuel. We desperately need your support to continue this life-saving work.
Please make a donation right now. 100,000 people are facing starvation.
Donations of the below amount can support children with:
- R746.00 can provide 65 therapeutic milk sachets to provide malnourished infants the essential nutrients they need to recover.
- R302.00 can provide 50 packets of therapeutic food to nurse severely malnourished children back to health.
- R1,138.00 can provide an emergency relief pack to provide therapeutic food, water purification tablets, hygiene supplies and first aid essentials to families.