South Sudan gained independence from the North in 2011 after a 20-year-long war that claimed over two million lives.
Since then, over half a million refugees have ro returned their old homes in the South with next to nothing. Millions of children face no access to schools, basic health care, vaccination programmes or clean water. Children have also been severly affected by exposure to violence and conflict.
UNICEF has been working in Sudan for 60 years, providing essential humanitarian relief. Learn more about our work there.
Children play in flood waters in Bunj, South Sudan, which is home to four camps for Sudanese refugees.
Floodwaters heighten the risks of waterborne diseases, particularly in crowded refugee camps, and make it hard for aid workers to transport food and other critical supplies.
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