publication • Monday, December 8th 2014
Fear and Want: Children living in crisis in South Sudan
More than half of all internally displaced children in South Sudan are out of school (UNICEF). This combined with the long-term stress that they experience, may have a lifelong impact on their learning, health and development, according to studies by Harvard University. While emergency programmes have received 72 per cent of the funding needed from international donors, programmes that ensure the protection of people, particularly children, are not fully funded. In this report, World Vision calls upon the international community and the Government of South Sudan to prioritise the needs of children during the emergency while working towards an end to the conflict.