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The Embassy of the United States (USA), through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announces further support for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the fight against malnutrition in south sudan

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  Thanks to the support of the United States Agency for International Development USAID mothers in South Sudan will receive ready to use therapeutic foods RUTFs crucial for treating their severely wasted children a life threatening form of malnutrition These life saving complementary foods have been made available to UNICEF in South Sudan through a 35 million contribution from USAID USAID is providing this additional support as South Sudan faces the highest levels of malnutrition among registered children with 1 4 million children expected to be acutely malnourished in 2022 This represents an increase of approximately 30 percent in the number of children suffering from wasting compared to 2021 The funds will be used to provide more than 350 000 boxes of RUTF to treat more than 350 000 children in South Sudan in 2022 and 2023 Addressing food insecurity and malnutrition in South Sudan is critical and we are acutely aware of the need for these supplies to treat malnourished children said Katherine Crawford USAID South Sudan mission director The US government is pleased to continue to support the ongoing response to malnutrition and ensure the health and well being of children in South Sudan Boxes of therapeutic food will be sent across the country to more than 1 300 nutrition centers where UNICEF and its partners screen children for malnutrition and provide therapeutic assistance to those in need UNICEF has already treated almost 150 000 children for acute malnutrition in 2022 said Hamida Lassako UNICEF Representative in South Sudan With this vital support UNICEF and its partners are able to ensure the continued detection and treatment of children across the country and we are grateful to the United States for this support No child should have to suffer from malnutrition and UNICEF recognizes the need to increase the focus on prevention Additional USAID funding will benefit more than one million mothers fathers and caregivers of children under 24 months of age through nutritional counseling services for mothers infants and young children equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to prevent their children from fall into malnutrition
The Embassy of the United States (USA), through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announces further support for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the fight against malnutrition in south sudan

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Thanks to the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), mothers in South Sudan will receive ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTFs) crucial for treating their severely wasted children, a life-threatening form of malnutrition.

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These life-saving complementary foods have been made available to UNICEF in South Sudan through a $35 million contribution from USAID.

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USAID is providing this additional support as South Sudan faces the highest levels of malnutrition among registered children, with 1.4 million children expected to be acutely malnourished in 2022.

This represents an increase of approximately 30 percent in the number of children suffering from wasting compared to 2021.

The funds will be used to provide more than 350,000 boxes of RUTF to treat more than 350,000 children in South Sudan in 2022 and 2023.

“Addressing food insecurity and malnutrition in South Sudan is critical, and we are acutely aware of the need for these supplies to treat malnourished children,” said Katherine Crawford, USAID South Sudan mission director.

“The US government is pleased to continue to support the ongoing response to malnutrition and ensure the health and well-being of children in South Sudan.”

Boxes of therapeutic food will be sent across the country to more than 1,300 nutrition centers where UNICEF and its partners screen children for malnutrition and provide therapeutic assistance to those in need.

“UNICEF has already treated almost 150,000 children for acute malnutrition in 2022,” said Hamida Lassako, UNICEF Representative in South Sudan.

“With this vital support, UNICEF and its partners are able to ensure the continued detection and treatment of children across the country and we are grateful to the United States for this support.”

No child should have to suffer from malnutrition, and UNICEF recognizes the need to increase the focus on prevention.

Additional USAID funding will benefit more than one million mothers, fathers, and caregivers of children under 24 months of age through nutritional counseling services for mothers, infants, and young children, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to prevent their children from fall into malnutrition.

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