Distant, difficult and broken classrooms: South Sudan, 2016


Millions of students across the world miss educations they should be getting, due to war, famine, weather or poverty.

ICRC caption: In the town of Kodok, South Sudan, a boy stands in a shuttered school, where classes have been closed for months after fighting intensified in the area. Photo: Jason Straziuso/ICRC

ICRC caption: In the town of Kodok, South Sudan, a boy stands in a shuttered school, where classes have been closed for months after fighting intensified in the area. Photo: Jason Straziuso/ICRC

What are the odds this boy will, within a few years, take up a gun to fight in a war, instead of finishing his education?

What can we do about it?

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One Response to Distant, difficult and broken classrooms: South Sudan, 2016

  1. A friend of mine was just today telling me of recently watching a BBC documentary on schoolchildren in Syria. She said the conditions they lived and studied in were heartbreaking, but the amazing thing was how much they wanted to go to school to learn.

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