Juba, 26th August 2017. The number of street children is increasing in Juba due to the ongoing conflict, says executive director for Christian Agency for Development.
Peter Maliir calls on national authorities to quickly address the matter before it goes out of hand.
With the deteriorating economic situation in South Sudan, many families are unable to provide food for their children forcing the kids to street to beg for survival, he points out.
Maliir says if nothing is done now, these children will to grow lawlessly and would be threat of insecurity in the country.
He thinks the ongoing conflict has not only created an economic gap in the country, but much effect could be seen on social fabric.
The director suggests that the only way is to stop the ongoing war in the country.
Director-General of the Ministry of Information, Youth and Sports in Jubek State, Ugo Aurelio Sichim praises the organizations for their support to the street children.
He says such activities are clear message to the government that they have to do something.
The officials spoke when Christian Agency for Development was distributing clothes, medical dressing materials and some snacks to 125 street children in Juba on Thursday.