May 30, 2017

145 CHILDREN RELEASED BY ARMED GROUPS IN SOUTH SUDAN

     
An estimated 16,000 children have been recruited by armed forces and armed groups in South Sudan since the onset of fighting that began in December 2013
A total of 145 children were today released by armed groups in South Sudan, UNICEF has announced. This is the largest number of children freed since 2015, when 1,775 children were released in the Greater Pibor Administrative Area. “Our hope is that today’s release will be followed by many others so that the 16,000 children who are still in armed forces and armed groups will be able to return to their families,” said Mahimbo Mdoe, UNICEF’s Representative in South Sudan. During their release from the Cobra Faction and the SPLA in Opposition, the children were formally disarmed and provided with… Read more

SOURCE United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

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