Children recover after being released from armed groups in CAR

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A young girl stands outside a UNICEF-supported child-friendly space in Bossangoa, Central African Republic (CAR). Photo: UNICEF

Twenty-three children in the Central African Republic are recovering in a UN-supported recovery centre after being released by armed groups in the capital, Bangui.

The children, including six girls, are between 14 and 17 years old.

The UN Children's fund, UNICEF, which helped to secure their release, says the violence and insecurity in CAR makes children more vulnerable to recruitment.

Donn Bobb has been speaking to UNICEF's Kent Page, who is in Bangui.

He began by asking him about the current situation in the country.

Duration: 4’16″

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