3.4 million children have been affected by the crisis inside South Sudan.
The scale of the crisis in the world's youngest country is staggering. Since the conflict started over a year ago, more than 1 million children have been driven from their homes, schools and communities. These children have had their lives endangered by violence, exploitation, malnutrition and disease.
The future generation of children in South Sudan is in danger.
At least 400,000 children have been forced out of school and 13,000 are reported as being used by armed group in the conflict. Children have been separated from their families and are increasingly vulnerable to violence and sexual abuse.
There are 10,000 registered separated children in South Sudan but the real figure is thought to be much higher. One such child is Machar.
Due to heavy conflict Machar was separated from his mother and father. He has lived in fear without his parents in a refugee camp for 2 years.
"When I heard there was fighting, I was so worried, I was always waiting for the bullets to come...I miss my mother and father and brothers and sisters. I don't know where my mother is."
How will my donation help children?
Unicef is leading humanitarian efforts to provide children with life-saving essentials like food and clean water, as well as protection from danger, abuse and exploitation. We are working around the clock to help reunite displaced children with their families. But we need to do more. Together we can help keep more children safe.
£50 could help set up a child friendly space for vulnerable children like Machar, where they can play and learn in a safe and secure environment.
With your donations in 2015, Unicef helped treat more than 77,000 children for severe malnutrition, provided clean drinking water to nearly 422,500 people and provided critical psychosocial support to nearly 210,000 children.
But we simply don't have enough funds to reach every child and the situation is getting worse every day. Your donation can help children in South Sudan who need it most.
You can help us reach more children affected by the crisis in South Sudan. Please donate now.
For the first 12 months monthly donations made to this appeal will go to children affected by the South Sudan conflict. After that they will go to our Children's Emergency Fund. In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed Unicef's funding requirements for this appeal, your one off or monthly gift will also go to Unicef's Children's Emergency Fund.