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Early childhood survival
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Children are dying now

South Sudan, 2014: The measurement of a child’s mid-upper-arm circumference lands in the red zone, indicating malnutrition. The child is among those being screened and treated for malnutrition at Al Sabbah Paediatric Hospital, in Juba. Conflict has raised levels of undernutrition among children to grave heights in South Sudan, and famine now looms. Nearly 50,000 children under the age of 5 will die from severe malnutrition over the course of this year, if we don't act now.

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