South SudanThe Republic of South Sudan has been at war for 30 years. In 2016, great unrest and fighting broke out again. Many thousands fled to the border of the country and to neighboring Uganda, to the nearby refugee camps to find protection and help. But the refugees can only be supplied inadequately. Children who have fled alone are often left to their own devices and defenseless against the adverse circumstances.
Volunteers and pastors are now working for Children's Hope Fund in the camps and do their utmost to work for the traumatized children.
Children's suffering in refugee camps
The children who come to the refugee camps have not seen their mothers and siblings for weeks. They do not know if their families just abandoned them, or if they were killed or taken away by slave traders. The only thing they know is that they are lost alone and without help. The days of the refugee children are all about pure survival. If they get something to eat during the day and get a few mouthfuls of water, it's like a miracle to them. All those children who had to witness violent disturbances and violence in the southern Sudanese capital of Juba are disturbed and traumatized. Many of them are in urgent need of psychological care so that they can process what they have experienced and not suffer any more emotional harm. Our goal is to provide these children with psychological support, shelter and food in their distress and to provide them with a better future through education.
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