South Sudan

Conflict leaves thousands of children orphaned and alone

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15 April 2014, Juba, South Sudan: Gambella Thut Deng and his brothers at the UN House - Protection of Civilians site. They lost contact with their family and are very concerned about what will happen to them. © OCHA/Iramaku Vundru Wilfred

Since the conflict broke out in South Sudan last December, some 380,000 children have been forced to flee their homes. Many of them have either lost their parents or have been separated from them and have been left to survive on their own. Aid agencies are working across the country to reunite lost children with their families.

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