SOS is supporting South Sudanese children through the SOS Children's Village Malakal. Click to enlarge
In July 2011, Africa's Republic of South Sudan finally gained independence having seceded from the Republic of Sudan through an overwhelming referendum vote by the citizens of South Sudan. 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 unaccompanied children displaced by the protracted conflict in the south. The deadline for repatriation is currently April 8, 2012.
SOS Children's Villages is preparing an emergency program to accommodate and temporarily care for at least 400 of the 2,000 unaccompanied children expected to arrive in South Sudan in the coming weeks.
How you can help:
Sponsor a child or village and help to secure the future for a boy or girl.
Make a donation to SOS Children's Villages so that we can continue to provide assistance to the victims of these conditions throughout the world.
$50 can provide educational supplies
$120 can provide food for a month
$150 can provide safe drinking water
$1000 can provide medical supplies for a month
A slideshow showing some of the children and youth SOS Children's Villages supports in South Sudan with your help.
Listen to the interview with Helen Mbora, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Development in Central Equatoria (one of ten states in South Sudan).
Spread the word to your friends and family about the situation in South Sudan and link to our news stories through social media like facebook and twitter.
News Stories and Pictures Surrounding the Situation in South Sudan