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Confict-related trauma: the devastating effect of war on South Sudan's refugee children

By Carey Lodge Friday 21, Jul, 2017

More than 150,000 child refugees in mass settlements in northern Uganda require therapy after fleeing violence in neighbouring South Sudan, experts say.

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The Hidden Legacy of Sexual Violence in Conflict

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Confict-related trauma: the devastating effect of war on South Sudan's refugee children

Friday 21, Jul, 2017

More than 150,000 child refugees in mass settlements in northern Uganda require therapy after fleeing violence in neighbouring South Sudan, experts say.

“Long road ahead” for Mosul’s children after city re-taken from ISIL

Wednesday 12, Jul, 2017

Children’s lives have been shattered after years of ISIL control in Mosul – and many will need time to heal from untold violence, World Vision warns today.

Deadly fires in Bekaa Valley refugee settlements happen too often

Thursday 06, Jul, 2017

Fatal fires in refugee settlements in Lebanon are commonplace. Refugees need peace in Syria, not tented settlements

Uganda Solidarity Summit must prioritise South Sudanese child refugees

Friday 23, Jun, 2017

World Vision is urging the international community to do more to prevent a children’s humanitarian crisis by supporting Uganda as it responds to those fleeing fighting in South Sud…

Millions still at risk of starvation in South Sudan, despite end of famine

Thursday 22, Jun, 2017

International children’s charity World Vision has warned that more people than ever are at risk of starvation in South Sudan, even though the war-torn country is no longer classifi…

World Vision fears for the safety of children trapped in Mosul

Wednesday 21, Jun, 2017

International children’s charity World Vision has today warned that children in Mosul may be used as human shields as fighting escalates in the Iraqi city.

World Vision shelters 92 people in offices after heavy rains in Bangladesh trigger flash floods and landslides

Monday 19, Jun, 2017

International children’s charity, World Vision has turned its offices into shelter for dozens of villagers in the flood and mudslide-affected Chittagong Hill Tracts region of Bangl…

Thousands of Filipino children traumatised by fighting in Marawi

Wednesday 14, Jun, 2017

International children’s charity World Vision, has warned that thousands of children have been left shell-shocked and traumatised by continuous fighting in the Phillipines city of …

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Wednesday 14, Jun, 2017

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Wednesday 31, May, 2017

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Staggering number of unaccompanied South Sudanese child refugees in Uganda

Friday 19, May, 2017

The number South Sudanese child refugees traveling alone to seek sanctuary in neighbouring Uganda has risen to alarming levels, World Vision has warned.

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Susan’s secret history | The legacy of sexual violence in Uganda’s conflict

Tuesday 18, Oct, 2016

Susan’s story: Daily hardship hides a terrible secret history that even she doesn’t know – it starts with sexual violence in Uganda’s conflict.

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