World Vision condemns the abduction of children in Wau Shiluk, South Sudan

World Vision wholeheartedly condemns the abduction of 89 boys from Wau Shiluk, South Sudan and joins the UN in calling for their immediate release and return to their families.

World Vision is one of only two NGOs working in Wau Shiluk and the only NGO to operate child protection programs there. "Since late last year, we have been asking donors to fully fund child protection and education programs," said Perry Mansfield, National Director of World Vision, South Sudan. "World Vision is child-focused and we have tried hard to protect these children but, clearly, this is not enough," said Perry Mansfield "What these children and others across South Sudan need is for the international community to fully commit to their protection and education; a commitment that is matched in dollars, not just words" he said.