SOS has been asked to provide shelter and care for unaccompanied children, to offer them psychological support, and to help reunite them with their families.
The Southern Sudanese people sought refuge in Khartoum during the instability over the last couple years. Tensions have escalated with the separation of Sudan and South Sudan in July 2011.
To help children caught up in this emergency, we will:
- Set up two emergency rescue centres in Juba and Malakal, which will provide temporary care for the refugees as they enter South Sudan.
- Accommodate and take care of a total of 400 children in the two locations.
- Establish two ‘child friendly spaces’ to provide psychosocial, recreational and learning support to the children whilst they are in our care.
- Psychosocial support will be extended to other children in collaboration with other agencies and government bodies in the two locations.
- Assist in reuniting families, bringing children back to their homes. Where this is not possible, and it is in the child’s best interests, they may be permanently placed into SOS families at the SOS Children’s Village Malakal.
SOS Children's Village Malakal
opened in 2002 and consists of 10 family houses which are home to 100 children.
The Republic of South Sudan, where SOS Children’s Village Malakal is now situated, became an independent state on the 9th July 2011 following a referendum taken in January 2011 in which nearly 99% voted in favour of separation from Sudan.
Two ways you can help:
- You can make a donation directly to our Emergency Appeal in South Sudan.
- You can start a child sponsorship to provide the long-term care children who have no one to care for them need.