Despite a favorable harvest in South Sudan 2018, food insecurity remains at alarming levels. An estimated 43 per cent of the population were forecast to be severely food insecure by the end of last year, with more than one million children acutely malnourished in 2018 including a quarter of a million children severely malnourished and at risk if they don’t receive humanitarian assistance.
Despite a recent peace agreement, years of conflict have devastated South Sudan’s economy. High inflation has made many basic food stuffs too expensive for many families, exacerbating malnutrition levels among children.
Above, twins Elizabeth Jungbo and Madelina Pedi aged one year four months are being admitted at Al Sabbah children’s hospital malnutrition for the third time in one year. The two sisters are battling severe malnutrition in a country where over one million children are acutely malnourished.