UNICEF South Sudan COST OF INACTION
An Unfolding Catastrophe for children
South Sudanese people in need of humanitarian assistance is at record high whilst funding is at an all time low. Children are the hardest hit, impacting on their rights to survival, education and protection from harm. Already in 2022 there is a 36% increase in acute malnutrition reported, and in over one third of the country malnutrition rates exceed emergency thresholds.
The impact of severe climate shocks, upsurges in violence and the economic crisis are pushing children and their families to the brink. UNICEF are witnessing alarming increases in preventable, life-threatening diseases, malnutrition, child exploitation and abuse. Urgent action is needed to avert the crisis becoming a humanitarian catastrophe.