UN Says $25 Million Needed to Return South Sudanese to School

The United Nations Children’s Fund in South Sudan appealed for $25 million to get minors who’ve been uprooted by the country’s two-year civil war back to school.

The conflict that erupted in December 2013 has forced 413,000 children out of school and led to more than 800 places of learning being destroyed, Unicef said Tuesday in a statement.

“Without increased funding, we cannot support the huge numbers of children who are presently out of school,” said Jonathan Veitch, Unicef representative in the country. “Children in South Sudan have lost their homes, family members, friends, safety, and routine. Education is key to ensuring they don’t also lose their futures.”

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