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With 72 percent of children out of school, South Sudan ranks worst in education among all African nations, according to the United Nations children's agency (UNICEF).School enrollment, which was 42 percent at the start of the war, has plummeted. Only 700,000 school-aged children out of a total of 2.5 million attend classes, UNICEF says.Martha only returned to school last month."Children from rural areas outside Ganyiel have to live with the fear of being caught in the crossfire of inter-clan fights, revenge killings or even cattle raids," said Raphael Ndiku of Welthungerhilfe, the German charity that built Martha's school.With the construction of a new building last year, about 500 new students arrived from remote villages, boosting enrollment by more than half to almost 1,500 children, he said.At least one in three schools has been attacked by armed forces since the start of the conflict, according to UNICEF.
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