With her child wrapped in her arms, a mother balances a bag of Super Cereal Plus-- a highly fortified food supplement for children-- on her head to carry home as a team conducts malnutrition assessments of young children and lactating mothers and hands out nutritional supplements under a small tent on a rainy day at the John Dau Foundation compound in Duk Padiet in South Sudan's Jonglei state, September 29, 2017. Lutheran World Relief has partnered with IMA World Health and in turn, the John Dau Foundation, to set up and run three life-saving medical stabilization centers that will replace the tents for the treatment of young children and lactating mothers at risk of death from starvation. The project, called “Providing Emergency Nutrition Services in South Sudan” will reach just under 100,000 individuals. (photo by Allison Shelley for Lutheran World Relief)
With her child wrapped in her arms, a mother balances a bag of Super Cereal Plus-- a highly fortified food supplement for children-- on her head to carry home as a team conducts malnutrition assessments of young children and lactating mothers and hands out nutritional supplements under a small tent on a rainy day at the John Dau Foundation compound in Duk Padiet in South Sudan's Jonglei state, September 29, 2017. (photo by Allison Shelley for Lutheran World Relief)

The team in South Sudan has been busy ensuring health, healing and well-being for some of the most vulnerable people in the world.

Thanks to partnership with All We Can, Episcopal Relief & Development, Lutheran World Relief, United Church of Christ and Week of Compassion, as well as generous individual donors, the team has been able to construct nutrition stabilization centers that will give thousands of people–primarily young children, pregnant women and mothers who are breastfeeding–access to the critical care they so desperately need in the midst of South Sudan’s ongoing hunger crisis. Additional prefabs are in the process of being set up in other areas of the country that are completely cut off from health facilities during the rainy season.

The work being done is having an immediate and noticeable impact in South Sudan. Take a look at images captured by Allison Shelley for IMA member Lutheran World Relief.

The people of South Sudan continue to need our support. Donate today — and make a difference to many who need it right now.