Birthday Promises


Living conditions are poor for children in the U.N.-protected site in Malakal, South Sudan.

The world’s newest nation marked its fifth birthday on July 9, 2016, with little fanfare. Instead, there was a new outbreak of violence in Juba, the capital.

After two and a half years of conflict, the government is fractured.

A peace accord brokered last year has yet to take a firm hold, and 4.8 million people – more than a third of the population — face severe food shortages.

Since the beginning of 2016, more than 100,000 children have been treated for malnutrition, a 40 percent increase over the same period last year. The civil war has also kept many children from attending school and driven at least 16,000 of them to join armed groups.

In 2015, World Vision provided aid to 1.3 million people in South Sudan, including more than 630,000 children. Aid included water and sanitation services, health, peace-building programs, nutrition, Child-Friendly Spaces, emergency food, and nutritional care.

Photo©2016 World Vision, Jeremiah Young

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