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UNICEF Demands Release of Seized South Sudanese Children

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said it believes scores of children abducted by armed men in South Sudan in mid-February are being used as child soldiers.  John Budd, UNICEF communication officer for South Sudan, said hundreds of children preparing for exams were forcefully recruited as soldiers.   He said the children were seized by a Shiluk militia aligned with the South Sudan government forces, a claim the government has denied.   “The government of...

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