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Renewed fighting has broken out in several cities in South Sudan, including the border town of Renk where many internally displace people relocated due to the stability in the area, reports World Vision.
Without urgent funding in the next few weeks, seven million children and families will be at risk of starvation in South Sudan, as violent conflict rages on.
Over 800,000 South Sudanese have been internally displaced, with another 145,000 fleeing to neighboring countries. PHOTO: Joseph Mathenge/World Vision
Civilians are being trapped by the violence in South Sudan, unable to access humanitarian aid.
Cease-fire announced Thursday in Addis Ababa could mean aid agencies can finally access areas where children and families have been.
World Vision, one of the largest aid agencies working in South Sudan, is calling on all parties to listen to the cries of the afflicted children and seek a negotiated solution to the nearly month-long conflict in the country.
Two-time Olympian Lopez Lomong leads a team of world record holders and celebrities at the 2013 Providence Hood to Coast relay, running for clean water in South Sudan.