19 April 2024

A journey of resilience and determination

As part of UNICEF Young Reporters’ advocacy efforts, two of them, Grace Gamboripai and Wisdom Wieu, travelled recently to Aweil, South Sudan, to learn about the issue of malnutrition in the region. Our experiences were eye-opening, and we were struck by the challenges that mothers, community nutrition volunteers, and children face daily. We set…, Grace's Experiences,   It was an honour to be in Aweil to advocate for issues of malnutrition that continue to affect the children, mothers, and many people in South Sudan. During our visit, we interacted with mothers whose children are affected by malnutrition. We learned about the mother-to-mother support group established and supported by UNICEF and partners to…, Wisdom shares his experience.,   I am passionate about advocating for a malnutrition-free South Sudan because malnutrition has caused damage to the mindset of children, leading to an increase in mental health issues and poor education. Children who are malnourished often have difficulty concentrating in school, leading to poor academic performance and a higher dropout rate.…, UNICEF's Efforts to Fight Malnutrition,   To address this issue, mothers, community nutrition volunteers, NGOs, and UNICEF are working together to provide education and resources to mothers on how to cook and grow nutritious food in their kitchen gardens. The mothers-to-mothers support group is a group of mothers who help other mothers with malnourished children by teaching them how to…
29 January 2024

Empowering Change: Unleashing the Power of Advocacy

According to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the need for all children to enjoy economic, social, health, political, and cultural rights for the betterment of their lives, development, and potential is paramount.  However, South Sudan’s conflicts have forced children to live in poverty without access to healthcare, education, protection…, Mental Health  , According to 2019 data from the South Sudan Medical Journal, its estimated that 204,000 and 1,020,000 people are in severe and mild/moderate mental health conditions in South Sudan – circumstances the report attributed to settings resulting from the humanitarian situation. its estimated that 204,000 and 1,020,000 people are in severe and mild/…, Education , Education is a right and not a privilege; however, our recent report revealed that 2.8 million children, or over 70 per cent, are out of school in South Sudan, putting at risk their futures and the future of the country. 2.8 million children, or over 70 per cent, are out of school in South Sudan, putting at risk their futures and the future of the…, Child Rights/Protection , Children in South Sudan have suffered from serious breaches of their rights since 2013. Suffering brought on by violence, enlistment in the armed forces and by armed groups, hunger, family separation, and attacks on schools and hospitals, restricts access to healthcare, education, and nutrition for both boys and girls, according to numerous…, Climate Change Advocates , Drenched in fear and despair, many South Sudanese children are stuck in constant cycle of climate change with floods and droughts in the country. According to World Relief, since July 2022, an estimated 1 million people were affected by severe flooding in 36 counties across South Sudan and in the southern part of the Abyei Administrative Area…