As South Sudan overcomes the impacts of a protracted crisis; over 1.85 million displace among communities Close to 3 Million South Sudanese have now fled their homes since December 2013 according to (OCHA. Nov 2016). And a whooping 1.87 Million Internally Displaced Persons, including 204,370 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site according (OCHA. Nov 2016). The population is faced with giants ranging from inter-communal clashes, hunger, dilapidated economy, and very limited access to basic services and persistent incidence of various forms of rights abuse exposing the country to some of the worst indicators on child survival and development.
Some 3.7 million people in South Sudan are estimated to be severely food insecure from October to December 2016, the highest levels experienced at harvest time and an increase of One million (1,000,000) people compared to the same period (OCHA Bulletins, 6 Dec 2016).
According to the most recent national data, nearly one third of children under five years old are stunted, 23 per cent wasted, and 28 per cent underweight (SSHHS 2010). The prevalence of GAM varies seasonally and substantially across states, with peaks of up to 30 per cent in some locations. (FSNMS, Dec 2016)
With a population of 11 million, South Sudan has a higher proportion of children out of school than any other place in the world. More than half of the country’s primary and lower secondary school-age children, up to age 15, are not attending school, (UNICEF Reports). Only 27% of adults can read. In many cases.