The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Christian Today
Some 9,000 unaccompanied minors and separated children from South Sudan have crossed into Uganda since July 2016.©2017 World Vision
The number of South Sudanese child refugees travelling alone to seek sanctuary in neighbouring Uganda is approaching the ‘staggering’ and ‘alarming’ level of 10,000, a leading Christian charity has warned.
World Vision estimates that since July 2016, some 9,000 unaccompanied minors and separated children from war-torn South Sudan have crossed into Uganda.
The international humanitarian organisation says that unless conflict ceases in South Sudan, by mid-2017 Uganda could soon become home to some 10,000 recently separated and unaccompanied refugee children.
In the past year, Uganda has become host to the largest refugee settlement in the world, with more than 2,000 refugees from South Sudan have been arriving into Uganda every day. Some 86 per cent of these are women and children, according to the international refugee body UNHCR.
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