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South Sudan: Acute Malnutrition Situation September 2018 and Projection for October - December 2018
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01.09.2018 > 31.12.2018


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SEPTEMBER 2018 
OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2018 
 

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DISCLAIMER: please note that this IPC Acute Malnutrition analysis was integrated with an IPC Acute Food Insecurity analysis referring to the same period. Please click here.

The overall situation of acute malnutrition has slightly improved this year as compared to the same period last year with no county reporting extreme critical levels (GAM above 30%) of acute of malnutrition in 2018. A total of 31 counties in the former states of Warrap, Unity, Upper Nile, and Jonglei reported ‘Critical’ (GAM (WHZ) 15.0 – 29.9%) levels of acute malnutrition while 20 counties in Lakes, Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile reported ‘Serious’ (GAM (WHZ) 10.0-14.9%) levels of acute malnutrition. Most of the counties for which county-level data was available in Central Equatoria and Western Equatoria recorded ’Alert’ (GAM (WHZ) 5.0-9.9%) and ‘Acceptable’ (GAM (WHZ), <5.0%) levels of acute malnutrition. 

The level of acute malnutrition is attributed to severe food insecurity, poor access to health and nutrition services, high morbidity, extremely poor diets and poor sanitation and hygiene. Levels of acute malnutrition are expected to improve marginally between October and December 2018 due to the seasonal availability of local production, increased availability of fish and milk, and relatively better access to markets and key services. However, levels of acute malnutrition are expected to deteriorate in the first quarter of 2019 with an early onset of the lean season as most households are expected to deplete food stocks from own production.

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