“The protection of children under all circumstances is non-negotiable. The war on children, the war on humanity, cannot become a new norm," says UNICEF Regional Director.
Since the start of 2017, over 160,000 Congolese have been forcibly displaced across Africa, due to widespread militia activities, unrest and violence, with many children crossing borders unaccompanied or separated.
Children’s lives are in danger. With limited access to basic necessities, families are struggling to survive in crowded shelters, or to rebuild homes and food gardens.
Shops in Kajo-keji town have been broken into and looted, houses burnt down, and the main road linking Juba with the border crossing in Kangapo County is completely deserted.