Child refugees recount fighting in South Sudan | World Vision
Update from July 11, 2016:
South Sudan: Five years after independence, few are celebrating
The world’s newest nation marked its fifth birthday on July 9 with renewed violence. “The renewed clashes are a threat to an already fragile peace agreement, and most importantly to the lives of children and communities that we work with,” says Perry Mansfield, World Vision’s national director for South Sudan.
After two and a half years of conflict, the peace accord brokered last year has yet to take a firm hold. In addition, 4.8 million people – more than a third of the population — face severe food shortages. Since the beginning of 2016, more than 100,000 children have been treated for malnutrition, a 40 percent increase over the same period last year. The civil war has also kept many children from attending school and driven at least 16,000 of them to join armed groups.
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Situation update from 2014:
As violence has escalated in South Sudan, more and more children are witnesses or victims of attacks. In the United Nations base in Malakal, where World Vision is providing relief services, children recount their losses and their worries for the future. World Vision is setting up water points and providing sanitation facilities in the U.N. area where 20,000 displaced civilians are living in tarpaulin shelters. The organization also is bringing relief aid to displaced families in nearby communities.
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