Civil war forced more than 1 million children to flee from Sudan

Civil war forced more than 1 million children to flee from Sudan

Civil war forced more than 1 million children to flee from Sudan

As reported by the UNHCR "children make 62% of 1.8 million refugees from South Sudan". "However, it is clear the attackers have no consideration for their plight, given those who most desperately need help will suffer more because of a likely resulting delay of humanitarian aid", David Shearer, head of the United Nations mission in South Sudan, said in a statement.

"The future of a generation is truly on the brink", said UNICEF's Leila Pakkala.

UNICEF's Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa Leila Pakkala said the shocking fact that almost one in five children in South Sudan has been forced to flee their home illustrates how devastating this conflict has been for the country's most vulnerable.

A boy displaced by fighting in South Sudan arrives in Lamwo after fleeing fighting in Pajok town across the border in northern Uganda, April 5, 2017.

"No refugee crisis today worries me more than South Sudan", said Valentin Tapsoba, UNHCR's Africa Bureau Director.

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The civil war, which ravished the oil-producing nation, began two years after it won independence from Sudan.

Children have not only been victims of the violence and abuse, but perpetrators, forcibly recruited into armed groups and deployed in the fight against opposing soldiers and in the brutal attacks on civilians that have defined the conflict. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because of lack of authorization to speak to the media.

Despite the August 2015 peace agreement that formally ended the war, conflict and instability have also spread to previously unaffected areas in the Greater Equatoria and Greater Bahr-El-Ghazal regions of South Sudan.

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