They are #childrenfirst. South Sudanese kids at the Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in #Uganda. More than 1 million children have now fled the violence that is ravaging their country, and Bidi Bidi has grown in less than a year to become the largest refugee camp in the world. “The horrifying fact that nearly one in five children in South Sudan has been forced to flee their home illustrates how devastating this conflict has been for the country’s most vulnerable.” says Leila Pakkala, UNICEF’s Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa. “Add this to the more than one million children who are also displaced within South Sudan, and the future of a generation is truly on the brink.” “No refugee crisis today worries me more than South Sudan,” says Valentin Tapsoba, UNHCR’s Africa Bureau Director. “That refugee children are becoming the defining face of this emergency is incredibly troubling. We, all in the humanitarian community, need most urgent, committed and sustainable support to be able to save their lives.” @unrefugees © UNICEFUSA/2017/Ose
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