Civil war deprives South Sudanese children of education: UN

“I was very frightened by the war. I saw so many people wounded and men shooting guns … I feel safe here … and want to keep coming to school,“ says Nyapuor, 9, as she sits on a battered USAID food can.” Photo:

Juba, February 2, 2018 (SSNA) — The United Nations said the ongoing civil war in South Sudan prevent 1.8 million children from pursuing education, saying the more than four years war caused at least 1.8 million children to drop out of school or the conflict is preventing them from getting education.

The UN disclosed in its assessment that the number of South Sudanese children not getting education amounts to 70%, which it said is higher and could impact the education of young generation.

The agency blames the decline in number of school children on the war, saying the ongoing armed conflict “makes it difficult for kids to get to school, even in areas not directly affected by fighting.”

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