South Sudan: Acute Malnutrition Situation for September 2016 - January 2017 and Projections for February - April 2017 and May - July 2017
VALIDITY PERIOD
01.09.2016 > 31.07.2017
SEPTEMBER 2016 - JANUARY 2017 
FEBRUARY - APRIL 2017 
MAY - JULY 2017 
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Acute
Malnutrition


Acute malnutrition remains a major public health emergency in South Sudan. Out of 23 counties with recent data, 14 have Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) at or above 15%. GAM of above 30% is observed in Leer and Panyijiar while Mayendit had GAM levels of 27.3%. Similarly, a worsening nutrition situation atypical to the post-harvest season is observed in the Greater Equatoria region – particularly in Greater Central Equatoria – a deterioration associated with widespread insecurity, lack of physical access, disruption of the 2016 agricultural season and the ongoing economic crisis. Areas in the Greater Bahr el Ghazal show higher than usual levels of acute malnutrition expected for the post-harvest season, indicating a worsening situation. Insecurity, displacement, poor access to services, extremely poor diet (in terms of both quality and quantity), low coverage of sanitation facilities and deplorable hygiene practices are underlying the high levels of acute malnutrition. 

DISCLAIMER: please note that this IPC Acute Malnutrition analysis was integrated with an IPC Acute Food Insecurity analysis referring to the same period. To view the related Acute Food Insecurity analysis, please click here or download the full brief. 

 


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