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 5.8 million kids.
Today, 100,000 people are facing starvation — and 1 million more are on the brink. Famine has been declared in the northern-central region. "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, treating 182,545 children under five for severe acute malnutrition in 2016 alone. Donate to help UNICEF aid reach the South Sudanese children who desperately need help now.