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Famine has now been declared in parts of South Sudan and the UN has warned that Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen are also on the brink of catastrophe. Drought and brutal conflict have left 1.4 million children at imminent risk of starvation across Somalia, Yemen, Nigeria and South Sudan. Save the Children is warning the situation could be worse than the 2011 famine that claimed 260,000 lives.
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Save the Children is the world's leading child-focused humanitarian organization. We have nearly 100 years' experience responding to children and their families during and after crisis. We are exceptional among aid agencies because we provide comprehensive emergency preparedness, relief and recovery programs that are specifically designed to meet the unique needs of children and their families.
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Where We Are Working
Famine has already been declared in parts of South Sudan. Save the Children works to address children's needs in food, nutrition, health and education and seek to protect them from harm.
We are providing some of the hardest-hit communities at risk of starvation with food, clean water, health and nutrition services and vouchers for families to purchase vital supplies.
We are screening children for malnutrition, and to date have reached over 19,000 children under age 5 and over 10,000 pregnant women.
With many families affected by the drought, we have deployed mobile health teams to treat children suffering malnutrition. We have also rolled out measures to enroll pregnant women in supplementary feeding programs.