To protect and support the lost children of South Sudan, SOS Children’s Villages is starting an emergency intervention for 400 unaccompanied children aged 2 to 12 years.
The proposed intervention intends to reintegrate children with their families and, while they are in transit facilities in Juba and Malakal, to give them adequate shelter, care and psychosocial support.
With the secession of South Sudan, the Khartoum Government set an ultimatum for South Sudan authorities to find ways to resettle internally displaced persons residing in the North either as street families or in refugee camps.
Among this group, estimated by the UN to be about 500,000, are 2.000 unaccompanied children displaced by the conflict in the south. The deadline for repatriation is currently 8 April 2012. Child protection actors in the country are warning that if no urgent solution is found for children, a crisis is inevitable and most of the unaccompanied children may end up on the streets of major cities in South Sudan... read more
The children of South Soedan