According to Turkey’s Anadolu News Agency, the recent severe floods in South Sudan have greatly challenged children’s health and hygiene conditions.
According to UNICEF, 12 children in Jonglei State, South Sudan, have died of severe malnutrition due to the rising water level of the Nile River, and thousands of children are in urgent need of food.
United Nations health workers said they have provided help to 33,288 severely malnourished children. It is reported that UNICEF has established 167 nutrition centers in the Greater Jonglei area and has treated 60,000 malnourished children, but the incidence of malaria, pneumonia, dysentery and other diseases is still high.
It is understood that about 856,000 people in South Sudan were affected by the floods, of which 400,000 were displaced.