Seventeen-year-old *Timothy is an unaccompanied minor. He is one of the numerous children who fled their homes in South Sudan on their own. His grandmother refused to come to Uganda with him, saying she is too old to manage the challenges of fleeing home.
After days anticipating an influx of refugees from South Sudan, on Monday 18th July, 2,647 refugees arrived into Uganda from South Sudan. More refugees came on Tuesday, with 5,326 refugees spending that night at Elegu Refugee Collection Point.
Save the Children's child-friendly space in Nyumanzi, Adjumani district, West Nile, is the perfect example of effective engagement of all groups of children, and of making the best of what we have in a really difficult situation.
Save the Children runs 20 child friendly centres in Adjumani, Arua and Kiryandongo districts, where the organization is responding to the South Sudanese refugee influx. Our Snr. Communications Officer Angela Kateemu visited one of these centres and wrote a blog on this visit.
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