DW: Conflict forces millions of children in South Sudan to flee homes says UN
South Sudan's civil war has forced over 1 million children to flee the country while another million are internally displaced, UN agencies say. Officials have warned that the future of an entire generation is at risk.
The latest figures on the conflict in South Sudan show that the civil war has hit children especially hard, two United Nations agencies said on Monday.
Over 1 million children have fled the country and another million are currently displaced within South Sudan, the UNHCR and the UN children's fund UNICEF said in a statement.
The figures show "how devastating this conflict has been for the country's most vulnerable," said Leila Pakkala, UNICEF's Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa.
"The future of a generation is truly on the brink," she warned.
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