Jenty’s journey to recovery
We first met 11-month-old Jenty in a nutrition centre in South Sudan. She is one of more than 4.4 million children in need of humanitarian assistance across the country due to prolonged conflict, climate change and food insecurity.
“It started with her having diarrhoea for several days,” says her mother, Margret. “She couldn’t keep what we were giving her, and she got malnourished.”
Margret took Jenty to a UNICEF-supported nutrition centre where she was diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition and has been part of the program for four weeks.
"[Jenty] very quickly got her energy back.
You can see how much she likes it."
“Jenty didn’t have much energy back then,” says Margret. “She was given ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF), and very quickly she got her energy back. You can see how much she likes it.”
Jenty is already a changed child who has energy to play and interact with people. She will continue to receive RUTF until the tape shows green and she has fully recovered.
There are many more stories like Jenty’s. In 2021, UNICEF treated more than 172,000 children in South Sudan for severe acute malnutrition.
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