At least 16 ‘lost children’ recovered at a shelter in Aweil town

At least sixteen children have been recovered from the streets by the government of Northern Bahr el Ghazal state.

Parents and relatives are being urged to approach the Child Protection Unit in the State Ministry of Gender, Child, and Social Welfare to identify their children.

The children are from the ages of 10 to 19.

According to the state government, the children were found sheltering in a grass-thatched house in a residential area of Aweil town.

They include 11 girls and 5 boys.

“During the night patrol by the police at night in Aweil, some children were found settling in one of the tukuls in Ayuang residential,” said Keer Wel Deng, the State Child Protection Officer.

He said it is not clear how the children ended up there.

Mr. Wel called on those whose children may have gone missing to come and identify them.

“These children are at the protection unit for their safety until their parents come. We are keeping them because we want to reunite them with their parents,” he told Akol Yam FM.