Lafon in South Sudan, an area known for its beautiful scenery and seasonal wildlife migration is experiencing the worst hunger. In a recent assessment by Save the Children, Lafon has severe acute malnutrition rate of 2.9% well above the humanitarian threshold. Ravaged by insecurity and hunger, more than half of the population in the town remain displaced.
Children from states worst-affected by conflict in South Sudan have spoken out and demanded that their right to learn be respected as a top priority
In a new survey undertaken by Save the Children, children, parents and community leaders affected by violence say education is a number one priority.
Since the outbreak of conflict in South Sudan in December 2013 more than 800,000 people have been forced from their homes, including around 480,000 children
When fighting started near Mabior’s home in Bor he ran out of his house with his parents and his four brothers and three sisters.
Martha, 37, lives in Pagak, Upper Nile state. She has six children – four daughters and two sons – aged between 15 years and 18 months old. Like many other people in the area Martha often struggles to feed her family as floods followed by drought mean that it is hard to grow sufficient crops.
Hear It From The Children’(HIFTC) report provides a fascinating insight into what children from communities that have been most affected by the South Sudan conflict consider to be their top priorities. A clear message has emerged from the children, and it is that, “…we want to learn – even during war.” It is a simple but powerful message that challenges us all to re-think how we can best respond to children’s needs in times of conflict