Time Is Running Out For 1.4 Million Children Facing Famine
Two months after famine was declared in South Sudan, the risk of famine is also increasing in Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. Nearly 22 million children have been left hungry, sick, displaced and out of school across the four countries. And 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death from severe acute malnutrition.
Prolonged wars and conflict are devastating the lives of millions of children and families, creating a human catastrophe. Drought in many regions is exacerbating the situation.
Children cannot wait for yet another declaration of famine before we take action.
UNICEF is responding with life-saving support for children and families. UNICEF is providing urgent treatment for children suffering from severe malnutrition across the four countries and also delivering clean water and critical health, education and protection services to the most vulnerable.
But the situation for children is getting worse by the day.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that it’s not too late to save children’s lives and prevent further catastrophe. Lives can be saved, but time is of the essence.
Act now to help UNICEF protect children from the agony of starvation. Visit www.unicef.ca/famine to make a donation.
Time is running out for more than a million children. With famine declared in South Sudan and continued drought and armed conflict in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, children have been left hungry, sick, displaced and out of school. UNICEF is on the ground – but we need your support to continue to provide life-saving supplies to children suffering from severe acute malnutrition.