Child soldiers in South Sudan released from army

Children in South Sudan. Photo: UNMISS/Ilya Medvedev

Around 3000 child soldiers in South Sudan are scheduled to be released from fighting, according to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).

The children were recruited by the South Sudan Democratic Army’s Cobra Faction.

Some had been fighting for almost four years in the country's civil conflict.

UNICEF, which is facilitating the process, says close to 250 children have already been demobilized and will soon start to reintegrate schools.

Lucy Edward Jubara asked Fatuma Ibrahim, Chief of Child Protection at UNICEF, about the operation.

Duration: 2'33

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