CRISIS IN SOUTH SUDAN

One year after conflict, children still under daily threat in South Sudan
The future for a generation of children in South Sudan is being stolen by the year-long conflict in the country, which has driven hundreds of thousands of children from their homes, schools and communities; subjecting them to violence, malnutrition and disease, the UN Children’s Fund said today.

IN FOCUS

New abductions by armed group

UNICEF condemns in the strongest terms the abduction of scores of boys, some as young 13, by an armed group near Malakal in the north of South Sudan.
 
A UNICEF education team reported that 89 children were abducted while doing their exams. The actual number could be much higher.

 

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A school reopens, but risks remain
Returning to the classroom is a welcome occasion for students and teachers alike in one town in South Sudan, but continued conflict and displacement mean that their safety remains fragile.

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