South Sudan’s child soldiers – a step backwards

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The Melody Dance Group performs for children to mark World Humanitarian Day, in the grounds of the Andalos camp, some 30 kilometers south of the Sudanese capital Khartoum

South Sudan’s child soldiers – a step backwards


By Kenneth Odiwuor

NAIROBI, 25 August 2014 (IRIN) - The government of South Sudan signed an Action Plan with the UN in 2012 to end the use of child soldiers but there is evidence the ongoing conflict is eroding any gains achieved. 

“The current conflict is threatening to erode all the gains so far made in ending the use of child soldiers in South Sudan. The use of child soldiers in South Sudan is something we will raise in our next meeting at the highest levels of the UN,” Leila ...


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