Monday 19 August 2019

I’m here to serve. I put every last child first despite hard times.

Abyei, South Sudan - There is an excitement around “firsts” that to me, borders on hysteria. Parents in particular wait, watch and use all kinds of technology to capture their child’s “firsts” – their baby’s first word, first smile, first steps, first day in school….

Most firsts relate to something positive, but are they all? Sometimes, it can be our first fall that helps us to learn - which bring me to a recent experience as part of my work with Save the Children in South Sudan.

Friday 16 August 2019

Women saving lives of children in hard to reach areas

Kapoeta, South Sudan - Women humanitarians in South Sudan are not only the frontline workers putting their lives on the line to save others but doing whatever it takes to reach the ‘hard to reach areas.

Nachai, 32, Save the Children volunteer who screens U5 children and educates mothers/Tito Justin

Friday 7 June 2019

Pocket-sized innovation, giant impact: New app and online system launches in South Sudan to support most vulnerable children

The innovations will support case workers helping unaccompanied and separated children, child survivors of sexual violence, and children associated with armed groups.

JUBA, South Sudan 07 June 2019- A new online database and application designed to better protect children in emergencies is today being launched in Juba by UNICEF, Save the Children and a network of child protection organisations.

Thursday 6 June 2019

I reunify children with their families in South Sudan. With this new app, my job has just become a lot easier.

My name is Silvia and I’m a Child Protection specialist. I’ve worked across many countries and emergencies over my 8 years with Save the Children, and through this time my focus has been on giving vulnerable children the best chance to survive and thrive. It’s demanding, but incredible, work.

Wednesday 24 April 2019

We reunified our 6000th child in South Sudan this week. It was incredibly emotional.

Emmanuela* embraces her five children after during reunification

From the moment I boarded the flight to Bentiu in northern South Sudan, I knew it was going to be an emotional journey. I was part of a team travelling to meet five children who had been separated from their mother for nearly half a decade. I knew it would be special, but I didn’t realise how much it would affect me.