NAIROBI, May 10 (Press Shia Agency) – than a million children ran away from war in South Sudan, since the armed conflict started in December 2013.
According to agencies from the United Nations, the increase of the migratory fluxes, were corresponding to the escalade of violence.
Despite a peace agreement was adopted in 2015, violence was continuous, and now, this young country is also submitted to an humanitarian crisis.
The UN Fund for Children (UNICEF) and refugees agency Acnur said that 62 percent of the 1.8 million displaced people from South Sudan to the camps in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda, are children running from the clashes.
Reports from these agencies point out that 1.4 million minors are categorized as “internally displaced persons” (IDP)) in their own country.
“The future of a generation is really on the edge of a crisis”, said Leila Pakkala, from Unicef.
“The fact that almost one in five children in South Sudan has been forced to flee their home, is horrible, and illustrates the devastating thing that this conflict has been for the most vulnerable in the country,” said.
News media quoted Valentin Tapsoba, from the UN High Commissioner for Refugee Agency (UNHCR), saying that “no refugee crisis today worries me more than the one in South Sudan.”
UN estimated showed that of tens of thousands of people died in the conflict, more than a thousand of these victims were children.
PL/Press Shia Agency