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South Sudan Schools Close Amid Unprecedented Extreme Heat Conditions

South Sudan's government has announced the closure of all schools, effective Monday, due to the extreme heat conditions that the country is currently experiencing. The decision was made in a joint briefing by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of General Education and Instruction.
This year, South Sudan has been facing unprecedented high temperatures, with some areas reaching a record-breaking 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit). The extreme heat poses significant health risks, particularly to children, who are more susceptible to heat-related illnesses such as heatstroke, dehydration, and heat exhaustion.
In response to these dangers, the government has taken the proactive step of closing schools to protect the well-being of students. Parents have been advised to keep their children indoors and monitor them for signs of heat-related illnesses.
The extreme heat conditions in South Sudan are part of a broader global trend of increasing temperatures due to climate change. As a result, it is essential for governments and communities to take action to mitigate the risks and adapt to the changing climate.
The school closures in South Sudan serve as a stark reminder of the growing impact of climate change on vulnerable populations and the urgent need for global action to address this pressing issue.

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  • Rotich Kim

    4 w

    This is true South Sudan is extremely hot is so hot and more solutions should be implement to bring the temperature down

    • Gorffly mokua

      4 w

      This is a reminder of the adverse impacts of climate change on our lives, they must take urgent action.

      • Munene Mugambi

        4 w

        While there are earring factions in South Sudan, the extreme weather conditions are causing learning institutions to be closed. Can we not find amicable solutions so that resources that have previously been allocated for war can go towards helping these vulnerable children?

        • Gorffly mokua

          4 w

          @munene_mugambi It's time for them to take action and work towards a future that prioritizes sustainability ..

        • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

          4 w

          This is so sad and alarming. This is a testament that failure to address climate change, planet earth will easily turn inhabitable

          • Gorffly mokua

            4 w

            @rukia_ahmed_abdi I completely agree with you. This reminds us that the effects of climate change are real, and the failure to address them has severe consequences for our planet and its inhabitants...

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