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Recruitment of Child Soldiers Rising in South Sudan

More than 650 children have been recruited as soldiers by armed groups in South Sudan this year, according to UNICEF. The fear is that many more children will be forced to fight because of renewed conflict in the capital, Juba, and other parts of the country, says UNICEF spokesman Christophe Boulierac. "When children are faced by armed groups or forces, they suffer immense physical and psychological long-term damage,” Boulierac said. “We fear that a further spike in child...

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