the face of hunger in South Sudan

Hunger is not abstract numbers even if those numbers are in the thousands or even millions. Hunger is real, and it has a million faces.

One such face is that of this malnourished child in the village of Old Fangok in South Sudan. The mother brought her son the Dr. Jill Seaman’s clinic for help.

When Dr. Seamon offered a packet of Plumpynut the young child grabbed it from her hand and consumed it so fast she offered a second packet.  This one, seen in the photo, was eaten a little more slowly.

Dr. Seamon took the photo after asking the mother’s permission, and then shared it with Stop Hunger Now who provided the funds to purchase the Plumpynut. She uses food as a vital part of her medical treatments as hunger and malnutrition are major health issues in her area of South Sudan and has grown worse with the increased violence and warfare.

Working together we can keep food in the hands of hungry children, and make possible the compassionate work of dedicated medical staff like Dr. Seamon. Thanks for all you do to help end hunger in our lifetime. Thank you for caring enough to act. Thank you for being a part of the global movement to eradicate hunger forever.