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Crisis in South Sudan

A young man collects water from a water pipe built by UNICEF

Four years into the conflict in South Sudan, more than half of the nation's children are affected.

These children are facing famine, disease, forced recruitment and lack of access to schooling—vulnerabilities that are compounded by the worsening economic conditions and limited access to food and fuel.

Nearly 4 million people are displaced, including 2 million people seeking refuge in neighboring countries.

More children released from South Sudanese armed groups – UNICEF

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YAMBIO, South Sudan, 7 August 2018 – More than 100 children were released by two armed groups in South Sudan on Tuesday, bringing the total number released this year to over 900.

This was the fourth release ceremony in 2018 and like two previous events, it took place in the town of Yambio in the south of the country. Additional releases are expected in the coming months.

Transforming home and school life through water and sanitation programmes

UNICEF photo


Christine, a demure and slight woman, is keen to tell us about the latrine she has constructed, if only because she is still in need of a final element that will complete her project, the concrete slab that seals the latrine and makes it safe. She hopes this will come soon.

She attended a community-led triggering session (CLTS) back in May, which provides guidance of good hygiene practices, and immediately after began work on building a latrine.

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