The United Nations has said that more than one million children have fled South Sudan because of escalating conflict .
The UN also said that a similar number of children are also displaced within the country.
The South Sudan refugee crisis has been described as the most worrying in the world by senior UN refugee agency official Valentin Tapsoba.
The civil war began when President Salva Kiir from the Dinka tribe fired his deputy Riek Machar, a Nuer, accusing him of planning a coup- an allegation which he denied. Since then, several efforts made by regional and sub regional organizations have failed to resolve the crisis.
The world’s newest nation has been engulfed by crisis since 2013. The civil war has resulted in ethnic cleansing and a similar situation that is fast looking more like genocide.
Among the population displaced from the country, Children make up 62% of the nearly two million people who are currently seeking refuge in neighbouring countries since the civil war started, latest figures from the UN has stated.
The number of out of school children has surged to nearly three-quarters of the country’s children leaving South Sudan with the highest proportion of out-of-school children in the world.
The civil war which seems to have no end in sight has resulted in increasing poverty and unsafe future for the country’s young population.