Hear it From the Children: South Sudan, 'We want to learn - even during war'

Over 800,000 children have been internally displaced within South Sudan since the on-going political crisis began on 15 December 2013. This study seeks to understand how this statistic translates into individual childhoods, and where children place their priorities. To this end, Save the Children, INTERSOS, World Vision International and CARE consulted 367 children and adults in crisis-affected areas throughout South Sudan. Their message was crystal clear: ‘We want to learn – even during war.’

Education is therefore a top priority for conflict-affected children in South Sudan. Parents, teachers and the wider community stress its importance and support its provision. If humanitarian interventions are to remain accountable to the communities they serve, such priorities must be taken into account. By articulating the benefits of education in emergencies in the words of children and their communities, this study invites the government, donors, and humanitarian agencies to re- evaluate their priorities and recognize children’s demand for education must be more adequately supported as an essential and lifesaving aspect of emergency humanitarian interventions.

Published 2015-08-05

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Publisher
Publication year
2015
Author(s)
Graham, Hannah
Format
pdf, 42p.
Region
East Africa
Country
South Sudan

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Publisher
Publication year
2015
Author(s)
Graham, Hannah
Format
pdf, 42p.
Region
East Africa
Country
South Sudan