Campaign tackles child malnutrition in South Sudan state

Launch of the UNICEF/WFP Joint Nutrition Response Plan for South Sudan in Aweil, Northern Bahr el Ghazal State. Photo: UNICEF/UNI196209/McIlwaine

A quarter of a million children in South Sudan's Warrap state are being screened for malnutrition through a campaign by the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN children's fund, UNICEF.

Although not directly affected by South Sudan's ongoing conflict, Warrap state has one of the highest rates of acute malnutrition in the country, according to a recent report.

The campaign is expected to last four months and children who are malnourished will receive necessary treatment. Mothers and caregivers will also receive information on nutrition, hygiene and sanitation.

Lwak Nelson spoke to Vilma Tylor, UNICEF chief nutrition officer.

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