South Sudan: War forcing children to take on parental roles

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Emmanuel Mborie-Idie. Photo: UNifeed

Children from South Sudan have had to take on adult responsibilities in refugee camps, according to the United Nations.

Many are unaccompanied children who have fled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and who have lost their parents in the civil conflict that has beset the country over the past two years.

The UN estimates that 2.3 million people have been driven from South Sudan during that time.

Janie Cangelosi reports the story of one young boy who fled to DRC.

Duration: 2’16″

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