U.N. Increasingly Concerned About Humanitarian Situation For Children In CAR, South Sudan

Media outlets discuss U.N. humanitarian efforts to help children in the Central African Republic and South Sudan crises.

Reuters: U.N. says C. Africa, S. Sudan refugees ‘in poor shape,’ children hardest hit
“People fleeing conflicts in Central African Republic and South Sudan are growing increasingly sick and hungry with children particularly at risk, United Nations aid agencies said on Tuesday…” (3/4).

U.N. News Centre: Fresh fighting hampering efforts to help children in South Sudan, UNICEF warns
“Outbreaks of fresh fighting in South Sudan is likely to displace tens of thousands of additional people and is hampering efforts to help children in need, warns the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)…” (3/4).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. increasingly concerned for people fleeing Central African Republic, South Sudan
“The United Nations refugee agency today appealed for increased support to meet the needs of people fleeing the crises in the Central African Republic (CAR) and South Sudan, especially those who have arrived in Chad, Cameroon and Ethiopia…” (3/4).

UNICEF: Fresh attacks in South Sudan squeeze humanitarian efforts
“With fresh outbreaks of fighting in South Sudan likely to displace tens of thousands of additional people, UNICEF said today the emergency in the world’s newest nation risks becoming overwhelming. Nearly 900,000 people — half of them children — have already been forced from their homes in South Sudan…” (3/3).

VOA News: Struggling to Heal the Wounds of South Sudan’s Children
“…Half of the nearly 900,000 people who have been forced from their homes in South Sudan are children, and many of them have been separated from their parents as they fled violence in their villages. … UNICEF is working with partner organizations to trace children who have been separated from their families in the fighting and is providing basic education facilities in areas where there are large groups of displaced families because, it says, education is ‘a vital step for children whose lives have been so traumatically disrupted.’…” (Rwakaringi, 3/4).

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