Today, South Sudan will turned five and so will tens of thousands of children in the country who for much of their lives have known only violence, fear and upheaval.
After more than two years of civil war, what is it like to be a child in South Sudan today? Nearly one million have been forced from their homes by violence; some 400,000 have left school because of the fighting and more than a third of all children are malnourished. These are the stories of six of South Sudan’s five year olds.
Read more about Gatchang and other five year old children in the five year old country, South Sudan.