Africa In a young country's conflict, future may pay heavy price

South Sudan became an independent nation only in 2011, but armed conflicts in the region predate its independence. One of NGOs' chief challenges is healing the youngest generation's scars and educational deficits, whose affects may be felt for decades.

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Beatrice was only 11 years old when her parents died within months of each other, leaving four children between 2 and 12.