Over 2,000 unaccompanied refugee children registered in South SudanListen /
More than 2,000 unaccompanied children have been identified and registered in camps for Sudanese refugees in South Sudan, according to the United Nations children's agency (UNICEF).
They are part of the thousands of refugees who have fled fighting in Sudan's Blue Nile and are living in harsh conditions with reports of malnutrition among children.
UNICEF spokesperson, Patrick McCormick, says the agency is concentrating on feeding acutely malnourished children, providing water and sanitation, and supplying educational and recreational items for children.
"Something has sprung up which often does in these situations and that is unaccompanied children, children who get separated from their families in the chaos of fleeing, of displacement, of whatever it is. We are following this very seriously. We have already identified and registered over 2,000 separated and unaccompanied children. We have a system in place about how one finds the families of these children."