250,000 South Sudanese children could die by mid 2018 due to Malnutrition

Henrietta Fore, the executive director of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), confirmed that more than over 250,000 children in South Sudan “are going to be facing death this year before July” due to malnutrition.

Why it matters: Since fighting began in South Sudan in 2013, the war-torn country has seen more than 2,300 children killed, and 19,000 “recruited into armed groups,”  The war has “devastated agricultural production,” and as South Sudan approaches its dry season, concerns over food and water are rising.

First Published by AXIOS

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