Treating Malnutrition


Nutrition monitor Nyibol Akol gives therapeutic food to a malnourished child in South Sudan.

Hunger and food shortages have reached alarming proportions in South Sudan. At the end of May 2017, about 840,000 South Sudanese children under age 5 were acutely malnourished; 270,000 were severely malnourished. Without treatment, they could die or suffer from stunted development all their lives.

All the children who came to World Vision’s outpatient therapy program in Kuajok, South Sudan, the day this picture was taken were severely malnourished. They were to receive Ready-to-use Therapeutic Feeding (RUTF) treatment for two months. For many children, the nutrient-rich peanut paste can work wonders in 21 days.

Please pray with us for millions in East Africa who lack the food they need.

“The crops failed, and there was no food anywhere in the land.” -Genesis 12:10 (CEV)

Photo©2015 World Vision, Jon Warren

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