Sudan: Conflict Impacting Education

The conflict in South Sudan is continuing to have a devastating impact on children's education one year after violence first erupted, warns charity Plan International. Before the current emergency, literacy rates in places like Jonglei state, were only 15 per cent - but there are fears the conflict could set education back even further.

At least 1.7 million school-age children are out of education in the country. Many have had to flee their homes and school buildings are either damaged or being used to house the displaced.

Around 9,000 children have become soldiers, according to the national education in emergency cluster.

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