Fighting famine in Aweil, South Sudan, as acute malnutrition rates continue to rise
Fighting famine in Aweil, South Sudan, as acute malnutrition rates continue to rise | UNICEF
Jump to navigation. The women prepared local fried snacks for participants and children received pencils and notebooks from the Mongolian Battalion. The day closed with an outdoor cinema cartoon show. Dancers of mixed ethnicities performed Nuer and Shiluk dances and also learned a simple Mongolian dance. Participants commented on the importance of women in South Sudan.
Some have walked days through the burning heat to get to the only health clinic in Aweil North County, Northern Bar el Ghazal State that borders Sudan. Abuk Wol, a year-old mother of seven, has spent the last week in the nutrition stabilization centre looking after her two-year-old severely malnourished boy, Madouk Deng. Despite the spread of famine being reversed in South Sudan, almost , children are severely malnourished and in need of immediate life-saving aid.