Somalia’s children are at imminent risk of starvation, and conditions are near famine. Parts of South Sudan are already in the grips of famine. Children across East Africa - including those in Ethiopia, Kenya and the many who have fled to Uganda - are fighting extreme hunger. The U.N. declares this catastrophe the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945.
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Save the Children is on the ground in each of the countries experiencing grave hunger emergencies, providing lifesaving support to children who are most at risk of dying. Our priority is to reach children under age 5, who are less able to withstand acute malnutrition and are more susceptible to diseases such as measles, malaria and cholera. Our teams are working hard screening tens of thousands of children for malnutrition, running feeding programs and treating malnourished children in specialized health centers. We are also providing water, sanitation and hygiene to prevent diseases from spreading.