Children in South Sudan

Stop education, lose a generation

South Sudan officially declared its independence on Saturday 9th July 2011 at its capital, displaying a chance to settle the circumstance between wars within the country that are affecting the children. This violates human rights because survivors wrestle with their lives looking for basic needs of food, water, shelter and clothing and maybe even getting an education.
  • More than 90% of the population is living on less than $1 per day.
  • South Sudan has the lowest rate worldwide for secondary school attendance.
  • 75% of the population does not have access to basic healthcare.
  • Children during the war were recruited for fighting making education merely possible.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states in Article 26 that everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, compulsory, generally available and equally accessible to all on the basis of merit. Also Article 25 states that Everyone has the right for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security.


Things Done For Improvement

World Relief
  • Teachers are trained to be better equipped in classrooms of 50 or more students, which is common due to the shortage of educated teachers.
  • Works in conjunction with the county’s Health Department to provide in-service and refresher training for health care providers and community-based health workers.
  • Training farmers on better agricultural practices through workshops and demonstration gardens.

  • Stopping violations of children's rights throughout the world.
  • Makes donations.
  • Advocates for Children's Rights

  • Set up new camps for refugees to move in.
  • Shares stories of the people they work with.
  • Investigate and expose the facts, whenever and wherever abuses happen.

Amnesty International


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