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Flash Update: Humanitarian community in South Sudan scales up response in most food insecure areas

Based on findings of people’s food security and nutrition projections for 2021 reflected in the reports released in mid-December, the humanitarian community in South Sudan scale up commenced. The multi-sectoral response focuses on vulnerable people in areas of most severe acute food insecurity including Pibor, Akobo, Aweil South, Tonj East, Tonj North and Tonj South. The immediate focus seeks to provide food and livelihoods assistance, health and nutrition support, protection services, logistics and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) support to the most vulnerable people including over 300,000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition and some 480,000 pregnant or breastfeeding women who are acutely malnourished and in need of treatment.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
02 Jan 2021
Document type: 
Situation Report