This study investigated about international organizations and promotions of children's rights in
Afiica with a case study of UNICEF in South Sudan. The study was guided by the following
objectives: i) to assess children's rights abuses in South Sudan, ii) to analyze the role of UNICEF
in promoting and protecting children's rights in South Sudan, iii) to identify the challenges faced
by UNICEF in promoting and protecting children's rights in South Sudan, and iv) to assess
South Sudan border relations with neighboring countiies and refugee influx. The study adopted
both case study and cross-sectional design using both quantitative and qualitative approaches.
The sample size included 127 respondents detern1ined from a sample population of 200
participants using Krejcie and Morgan (1970) table. However, only 84 participated in the study,
giving a response rate of 66%.
The results indicated that children's rights were highly abused in the on-going South Sudan
conflicts, among which included sexual violence, lack of education, recruitment by both anned
and rebel forces, abduction, maiming and killing. However UNICEF was also found to play
instrumental roles in the areas of promoting education, child protection and gender equality in
the education. Given these effo1is by UNICEF, a number of challenges such as insecmity, lack of
funding, inaccessible areas due to poor road infrastructure, and under staffing have been
hindering factors to the perforn1ance of UNICEF in South Sudan. Fmihern1ore, the study found
that border relations of South Sudan with Ethiopia and Uganda were good and therefore South
Sudan had no problem with its neighbors since they were the largest receivers of refugees from
The study therefore recommended that: There is need for the international donors to support
South Sudanese authorities to ensure that children are quickly released from forces, reintegrated
into civilian life, and provided with education services and where necessary, psychosocial
suppo1i in accordance with the international Paris Principles, guidelines for the release of child
soldiers; The need to provide funding to ensure that mental health and psychosocial support,
considerations are addressed and mainstreamed in the planning, implementation and monitoring
of all humanitarian response activities; and The need for the warring parties to ensure unimpeded
access by the humanitarian organisations to children affected by the conflict.
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