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Teaming up to help South Sudanese refugee children overcome the trauma of war

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More than two million South Sudanese have taken refuge in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda. Uganda currently hosts more than one million South Sudanese refugees - some 60 per cent of whom are children.

Many of these child refugees travelled alone in search of safety after having lost parents or siblings in the fighting. They bear a heavy burden of stress and vulnerability.

War Child Holland, Save the Children, and UNICEF Netherlands have joined forces to develop TeamUp - a programme designed to reduce the stress refugee children experience as a result of war, their difficult journeys to safety and life in a new country. The programme is implemented in Adjumani district with financial support from the European Union.

TeamUp provides refugee children and children from the local community with structured recreational activities such as sports, games and movement exercises, all with the aim to help these children return to a sense of normality.

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Last updated 11/04/2018