More than 40,000 children who have fled fighting in Sudan to South Sudan since April are now unable to attend school, the UN says.
According to the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Ocha), more than 183,000 people have so far crossed the border since the conflict between Sudan’s rival military factions began.
These numbers are expected to rise as the war continues and attempts to broker a ceasefire flounder.
Those arriving in Unity State, on the border with Sudan, had injuries and reported incidents of looting and harassment by armed groups during their journey, Ocha said.
Most of them are South Sudanese who had moved to Sudan over the last decade to escape turmoil back home. Now they are fleeing again.
“The situation is dire, and the youngest victims, the children, bear the brunt,” the UN said.