“The children of South Sudan”

South Sudan / SOS Children´s Villages / 2014 / 11 min. / produced, shot, edited

Isaac James, a youth leader at the ‘SOS Children’s Village’ organisation suddenly found himself isolated with 33 SOS children and teenagers as gunfire raged in Malakal, South Sudan in December 2013. In search of safety he courageously led them on a perilous journey that covered almost 200 km.




19 August 2014 – SOS Children’s Villages Youth Leader’s story of extreme courage under fire in South Sudan is featured by European Commission on commemorative day.

In recognition of World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department published this dramatic story about Isaac, an SOS colleague in South Sudan, who helped over 30 children and adults escape from attack by armed rebels. The series, called “Humanitarians at Risk”, features testimonies of humanitarians around the world who risk their lives daily, while saving those of others.