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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.

Off-grid communities turn to solar power for clean water

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In countries like South Sudan, access to clean water is crucial for survival in the dry season. In the rainy season, clean water helps keep the community safe from diseases like cholera. A solar-powered water system in Yambio has transformed water access for children and families in the remote town.

By using solar energy, the system pumps treated water from a borehole to different communities, schools and the main health centre.

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